TV - The First Lady

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for The First Lady, which is set to premiere in April...

Press Release

The new anthology drama stars Viola Davis as former first lady Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt.

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.

The series also stars Kiefer Sutherland as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Aaron Eckhart as President Gerald Ford, Dakota Fanning as Susan Elizabeth Ford, Regina Taylor as Michelle Robinson Obama's mother Marian Shields Robinson, Lily Rabe as Lorena "Hick" Hickok and Jayme Lawson as Young Michelle Obama. Additional guest stars include O-T Fagbenle as President Barack Obama, Judy Greer as Nancy Howe, Ellen Burstyn as Sara Delano Roosevelt, Jackie Earle Haley as Louis McHenry Howe, Maria Dizzia as Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd and Kate Mulgrew as Susan Sher.

Produced for SHOWTIME by Lionsgate Television, the 10-episode series, created by Aaron Cooley, is directed by Susanne Bier. Cathy Schulman, who also serves as showrunner, executive produces THE FIRST LADY along with Susanne Bier, JuVee Productions' Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang, Aaron Cooley, Pavlina Hatoupis, Alyson Feltes, Jeff Gaspin via Gaspin Media and Brad Kaplan via Link Entertainment.

The First Lady heads to SHOWTIME on April 17th.

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