Malia Obama Lands Writing Gig on Donald Glover’s New Amazon Series

Malia Obama Lands Writing Gig on Donald Glover’s New Amazon Series


Malia Obama has already secured her first post-college job, and it’s a major entertainment gig that’s sure to make all the other 22-year-olds jealous!

Barack and Michelle Obama’s eldest daughter has reportedly joined the writers room for an upcoming Amazon Prime Video series, helmed by Donald Glover.

Malia Obama Joining the Writers Room for Donald Glover’s New Project

The new potential series, titled Hive, is being executively produced by Donald Glover for Amazon as part of a newly inked deal. Writer Janine Nabers (who previously worked on HBO’s Watchmen) has been tapped to lead the team that the former First Daughter will be a part of.

Although the plot has been kept tightly under wraps, sources say that it will center around a Beyoncé-like character. That would certainly make sense, given the series title.

That’s quite the first post-graduation job for 22-year-old Malia! The former First Daughter is set to graduate from Harvard University as part of the class of 2021. Unless she has already graduated early, she should be walking across that stage in May 2021.

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama
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Of course, this does not mark her first professional entertainment gig. Malia he has already shown plenty of interest in pursuing a career in Hollywood for some time. She also has plenty of A-list internships under her belt.

Malia landed an internship on HBO’s comedy Girls in 2015. She also worked as a production assistant on CBS’ drama Extant with Halle Berry. She then followed that up with an internship with the Weinstein Company in 2017.

Donald Glover’s New Amazon Deal

Glover recently inked a multi-year, eight-figure production deal with Amazon Prime. His new pact with the streaming platform will see him executive produce a number of new projects — including the one Malia will be writing for.

According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Glover’s newly inked deal is believed to include a content channel of sorts on Amazon’s Prime Video hub. It will possibly spotlight both Glover’s work, plus other curated content.

His brother, Stephen Glover, is said to have signed an overall deal with Amazon, as well. Stephen Glover also wrote and produced on the FX series Atlanta.

The news of Glover’s new deal comes after he announced he was teaming up with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the brain behind the award-winning series Fleabag, for an Amazon series. Arriving on the streaming service in 2022, the new project is a series based on the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Glover’s move to Amazon is not expected to impact Atlanta. His new deal with the streaming and retail giant reportedly enables him to continue working on the FX series.

Atlanta has already been picked up for additional seasons. It was renewed for a third and fourth season, and production will begin next month. Production was originally slated to begin in March 2020, but was postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New episodes of the show haven’t aired since 2018.

Glover won acting and directing Emmy Awards for Atlanta. He also earned accolades from the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Television Awards, Writers Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and more.