‘The First Lady’: Showtime’s FLOTUS Series Trailer Premieres April 17

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama, while Michelle Pfeiffer shows an alcoholic Betty Ford.

Present first lady never the second hardest job.

Show timeThe anthology drama series “The First Lady” chronicles the legacy of three former FLOTUS: Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis).

“The first lady has to be a special kind of woman,” Pfeiffer as Ford explains in the trailer, while Davis’ Obama opposes being branded as ‘Black Martha Stewart’.

Meanwhile, Roosevelt’s Anderson tells President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Kiefer Sutherland) that she has a life of her own, which apparently includes an affair with Lorena “Hick” Hickok, played by Lily Rabe.

“The First Lady” premieres Sunday, April 17, with a special Presidents Day weekend installation featuring out-of-home advertising and digital projections, near federal landmarks in various locations. tourist attractions with many traders, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Produced for Showtime by Lionsgate Television, the 10-episode series is created by Aaron Cooley and executive produced by Cathy Schulman, who also serves as a host. The Undoing CEO Susanne Bier produced and directed the entirety of Season 1.

According to the official synopsis, “The First Lady” is a “realignment of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. In the East Wing of government, many of history’s most world-changing and impactful decisions have been hidden from view, made by the dynamic, complex, and charismatic First Ladies of the United States. Ky. The series will lift the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women and their families, tracing their journey to Washington, uncovering their pasts and following them apart. out of the White House at their biggest moments. Through interwoven storylines so intimate it’s as if the walls of the White House are talking, season one focuses on the creative lives of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. “

Aaron Eckhart plays President Gerald Ford, Dakota Fanning plays Susan Elizabeth Ford, OT Fagbenle plays President Barack Obama, Regina Taylor plays Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Shields Robinson, and Jayme Lawson as young Michelle Obama.

Other guest stars include Judy Greer as Nancy Howe, Ellen Burstyn as Sara Delano Roosevelt, Jackie Earle Haley as Louis McHenry Howe, Maria Dizzia as Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd and Kate Mulgrew as Susan Sher.

“The First Lady” is executive produced by Schulman through her Welle Entertainment, with Bier, JuVee Productions’ Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang, Aaron Cooley, Pavlina Hatoupis, Alyson Feltes, Jeff Gaspin via Gaspin Media and Brad Kaplan via Link Entertainment.

“The First Lady” premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9pm on Showtime.

See the trailer below!

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