Showtime have released a trailer for their upcoming drama The First Lady.
The three-part series will hone in on the women behind some of the most notable presidents in power. As the official synopsis reads:
“In the East Wing of the White House, 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. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines with an enlightening intimacy, with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Viola Davis will star as Michelle Obama, while Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt will be played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson respectively.
The series will follow the newly appointed Obama family struggling with the newfound fame that comes with the presidency.
The series has a US start date of Sunday 17th April on Showtime. No UK date has been given yet, though the show is likely to air around the same time on Sky Atlantic and Sky’s streaming service NOW.