Viola Davis is linked in a fresh screenplay sequence in Showtime to play former Lady Michelle Obama.
The project, titled “First Ladies,” will investigate the life of president’s women in government and private life throughout the history of America. Beside Obama, the project will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford in the first season if it goes forward.
The Lionsgate Television project will be written and directed by Aaron Cooley, who has obtained the network’s three-script order.
In relation to the series, Davis will create JuVee Productions together with Julius Tennon. Welle Entertainment’s Cathy Schulman, Gaspin’s Jeff Gaspin, and LINK Entertainment’s Brad Kaplan also manufacture the company.
The role of Viola Davis would be the first TV role to play following the conclusion of “How to Get Away With Murder” this year. In a Netflix-film adaptation of the August Wilson play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” she will soon take to the stars of Chadwick Boseman and will also take up her role in the upcoming sequence’ The suicide team.’