At this point there's nothing Viola Davis can't do! Davis is set to portray our Forever #FLOTUS Michelle Obama in Showtime's new 10 episode series "The First Lady". Now, we wish the whole series was about Obama but, it's not, we have to share and that's all right. Just give us Viola Davis please!
Created by Aaron Coole and is executive produced by Cathy Schulman, here's the show's official description:
"THE FIRST LADY is a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. In the government’s East Wing, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies. The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women and their families, tracing their journeys to Washington, dipping into their pasts and following them beyond the White House into their greatest moments. Through interweaving storylines so intimate it’s as if the White House walls are talking, season one focuses on the enlightening lives of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt."
Now, check out the trailer!
Showtime's "The First Lady" is an anthology that showcases the lives of several notable wives of past presidents. Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. The series also stars Kiefer Sutherland (24) as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Aaron Eckhart (Wander) as President Gerald Ford, Dakota Fanning (The Alienist) as Susan Elizabeth Ford, Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away) as Michelle Robinson Obama’s mother Marian Shields Robinson, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Lorena “Hick” Hickok and Jayme Lawson (The Batman) as Young Michelle Obama.
"The First Lady" has been given an April 17 premiere date.