Viola Davis To Play Michelle Obama

Viola Davis To Play Michelle Obama

Showtime has picked up the Lionsgate Television-produced White House-set drama “First Ladies” to series, a project that will star Viola Davis as former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The show is set in the East Wing of the White House, where 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.

Episodes will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of some of America’s most iconic First Ladies with the first season to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.

Author Aaron Cooley created the series and will pen and executive produce alongside Cathy Schulman, Jeff Gaspin, Julius Tennon, Brad Kaplan and Davis.

Source: Variety