Yessss!!! Viola Davis Will Play Michelle Obama in Showtime’s First Ladies

We are here for all of this black girl magic!

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is set to portray former US First Lady Michelle Obama in a new TV drama titled First Ladies. According to BBC.com:

Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Ford will be the focus of the first series, written by novelist Aaron Cooley.

It will also show how many major political decisions were made in the White House’s east wing, where the First Lady and her staff are based. The Obamas spent eight years in the White House from 2008 to 2016.

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The Lionsgate Television-produced series’ other EPs include Davis’ husband Julius Tennon, via their company JuVee Productions; Welle Entertainment’s Cathy Schulman; Gaspin Media’s Jeff Gaspin; and LINK Entertainment’s Brad Kaplan.

First Ladies will highlight the political and personal lives of the presidents’ wives.

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