Viola Davis is moving from playing one powerhouse woman to another!
Deadline reports that Davis will play Michelle Obama in First Ladies, a series currently in development at Showtime. This will be her first new TV project after her popular ABC drama How to Get Away With Murder ends with the upcoming sixth season. Can you imagine a more perfect casting for one of the country's most beloved first ladies? Davis won't just be a boss onscreen though, as she will also reportedly executive produce the series.
First Ladies, which currently has a three-script commitment from Showtime, will be set in the East Wing of the White House. The synopsis says the series will focus on the often secret but incredibly impactful decisions made by the country's "charismatic, complex, and dynamic first ladies." Season 1 will touch on iconic first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama, so the series will be jumping around quite a bit on America's timeline in its first year.
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