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Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

Season one of First Ladies will focus on Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford

Michelle Obama and Viola Davis
Michelle Obama and Viola Davis

    Showtime will tell the story of the nation’s first ladies in a new scripted anthology series executive produced by and starring Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis.

    Written by Aaron Cooley, First Ladies “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,” according to Deadline.

    The first season will focus on three first ladies: Michelle Obama (played by Davis), Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford.

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    Meanwhile, the real Michelle Obama is busy creating a whole bunch of original content for Netflix.

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