Michelle Obama will be premiering a new television series on Netflix called Waffles + Mochi. According to the children’s show’s synopsis, the 10-episode program—starring the former First Lady—”is an exciting invitation to get kids and grown-ups cooking together in the kitchen and connecting to cultures around the globe.”
The Becoming author shared the news on Twitter, tweeting: “I’m beyond thrilled to share that on March 16, I’ll be launching a new show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi! I’m excited for families and children everywhere to join us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world.”
She continued, “I’m also excited to work with @PHAnews [Partnership for a Healthier America] to help kids build healthy habits and help families in need cook with fresh ingredients together at home. I hope you’ll join us by watching on March 16! #WafflesAndMochi.”
The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground, recently announced their exclusive partnership with Netflix to “produce scripted films, TV series, children’s programs, and documentaries.” Aside from Waffles + Mochi, eight other projects are in the works, ranging from young adult series to history-inspired features.
“We created Higher Ground to tell great stories. This group of projects builds upon that goal and the incredible path forged by films like Crip Camp, Becoming, and the Oscar-winning American Factory,” wrote the Obamas in the Netflix press release. “From science fiction to the beauty of our natural world to the relationships that define us, Higher Ground continues to strive for fresh perspectives, compelling characters, and a healthy dose of inspiration. We couldn’t be more proud to team up with the brilliant artists behind each of these stories. Each of them has something important to say.”
You and your little ones can catch the premiere of Waffles + Mochi on March 16, only on Netflix.