Pfeiffer joins the former advertiser Viola Davis (Play Michelle Obama) In the show, which focuses on the couple, along with Eleanor Roosevelt, and the “roles they played in shaping influential and sometimes changing world decisions during their time in the White House,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Roosevelt’s part has yet to be announced.
Emmy award-winning director Susan Bier – “The Undoing” and “The Night Manager” – has signed on to direct all of the episodes in addition to executive production.
“Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Bear joined the brilliant and incomparable Viola Davis to bring the wonderful stories of these women into an urgent, awesome, and long-awaited focus,” Amy Israel, Executive Vice President of scripting at Showtime, said in a statement.
Israel added, “Michelle brings originality, vulnerability and complexity to all of her roles, and Suzanne is a visionary director who controls the screen very faithfully and with a unique visual style. With these amazing artists in front and behind the camera, we couldn’t be more exciting – especially at this unique moment of …” Her kind to our nation – about the strong promise of a first lady. “
According to Pfeiffer’s IMDb, “The First Lady” will be her first regular TV series since “Delta House” and “BAD Cats” at the start of her career. She has recently appeared in movies like “French Exit” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”.
No release date has been announced.