Viola Davis Set To Play Michelle Obama In New Showtime Drama Series!

Congratulations are in order! The exceedingly talented #ViolaDavis is set to star as our forever First Lady #MichelleObama in all new drama series to air on Showtime!

#Deadline reports the 60 minute show is entitled #FirstLadies. It has been described as a drama which will surround issues and relative drama surrounding life while living in the White House. Sources have indicated that Davis has been named executive producer of the project.

The show derives from a variant of different works ranging from Aaron Cooley, author of novels Four Seats: A Thriller of the Supreme Court, The Guns of Ridgewood; Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment, Gaspin Media and Brad Kaplan and Showtime and Lionsgate TV co-produce.

#Showtime reports : Written by 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. The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of our most enigmatic heroes, with Season 1 focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.