Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in New Showtime Series

There’s a new series coming that will be based on former first ladies including Michelle Obama…

Showtime has issued a first season order for a new series called “First Ladies.” The hour-long drama is set to star Viola Davis as the former First Lady.  Davis is also said to be one of the executive producer on the project.

The new show will dig deep into the political and personal lives of First Ladies throughout history. Season one will focus on Betty Ford, Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Viola is currently finishing up her series “How to Get Away With Murder.”