The First Lady is now available on Paramount+

Paramount+ premieres one of the most anticipated series for the platform in Latin America: The First Lady, the new drama starring Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), playing former first lady Michelle Obama; Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford; and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt.

The First Lady is a revealing retelling of American leadership, told through a female point of view from the heart of the White House. In the East Wing of government, many of the most impactful decisions that changed world history have been made by charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. The series will pull back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique and enigmatic women, following their travels to Washington, delving into their past, and following them beyond their time in the White House. Through intertwined stories so intimate it’s as if the walls of the White House are talking, the first season focuses on the illuminating lives of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.

The series also stars Kiefer Sutherland (24) as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Aaron Eckhart (Wander) as President Gerald Ford, Dakota Fanning (The Alienist) as Susan Elizabeth Ford, Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away) as Michelle Robinson Obama’s mom, Marian Shields Robinson, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Lorena “Hick” Hickok and Jayme Lawson (The Batman) as young Michelle Obama. Other guest stars include OT Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as President Barack Obama, Judy Greer (KIDDING) as Nancy Howe, Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) as Sara Delano Roosevelt, Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) as Louis McHenry Howe, Maria Dizzia (Orange Is The New Black) as Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, and Kate Mulgrew (THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH) as Susan Sher.

Cathy Schulman, via Welle Entertainment, executive produces THE FIRST LADY along with Susanne Bier, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang of JuVee Productions, Aaron Cooley, Pavlina Hatoupis, Alyson Feltes, Jeff Gaspin via Gaspin Media and Brad Kaplan via Link Entertainment.

Produced for SHOWTIME by Lionsgate Television, the 10-episode series, created by Aaron Cooley, is executive produced by Oscar winner Cathy Schulman (Crash), who also serves as showrunner, and Oscar and Emmy winner Susanne Bier (The Undoing) is an executive producer and directs the entire first season.

The First Lady is available now on Paramount+. See all the content by clicking here…

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