Malia Obama Writes For Donald Glover’s New Series

By Brooks Welch

Donald Glover, also known as the rapper Childish Gambino, creator of FX series ‘Atlanta,’ has a new Amazon series underway and has employed former first daughter, Malia Obama, to join the writer’s room. 

“She’s just like an amazingly talented person,” Glover told Vanity about the 23-year-old. “She’s really focused, and she’s working really hard… I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon,” he said. “Her writing style is great.”

As reported by Vanity, Obama’s work with Glover follows numerous internships, including a stint at HBO’s Girls in 2015 and at the Weinstein Company in 2017. She also worked as a production assistant on the Halle Berry television drama, Extant, before graduating from Harvard last year.

Stephen Glover, Donald Glover’s younger brother and writer on ‘Atlanta,’ spoke about how the talented writer handles getting some of her pitches turned down.

Stephen joked, “Well, you know, we just hurt her feelings. We can’t be easy on her just because she’s the [former] president’s daughter.” He added, “Nah, she’s very down to earth, and cool. So, it’s not a problem at all. She has a lot of good ideas. She’s great. She’s just a regular person like everybody else,” the writer for the upcoming ‘House Party’ remake.

The Amazon series is potentially titled ‘Hive,’ which is reportedly about a Beyoncé-type character. Glover is writing and executive producing the project.