Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in New Series “First Ladies”

Viola Davis is set to play former US First lady, Michelle Obama, in a brand new White House drama series, titled “First Ladies” currently in the works at Showtime.

The network has given the prospective one-hour drama a three-script commitment, with novelist Aaron Cooley on board to write and executive produce, Deadline reports.

The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of First Ladies from throughout history, with season one focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama. The series hails from Showtime and Lionsgate Television.

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