First trailer for Barry, Netflix series about Barack Obama's college years

Newcomer Devon Terrell will play the future president

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 21 October 2016 17:08

Netflix has set its sights on Barack Obama for an upcoming project that will focus on the US president's formative college years.

Newcomer Devon Terrell will play the future president with the series focusing on his junior year at Columbia university in the year of 1981.

Titled Barry, the series also stars Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Ellar Coltrane who previously starred in the lead role of Richard Linklater film Boyhood.

It is directed by Vikram Gandhi whose previous credits includes Kumaré, a documentary that impersonated an Indian guru and gained a following in Arizona.

This isn't the only project about Obama currently in circulation; Southside With You, from director Richard Tanne, tells the story of his fateful encounter with future wife and First Lady, Michelle. It stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter and was released in September.

Barry will arrive on Netflix on 16 December, a month after America elects his successor.

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