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Lady in red: Viola Davis, 54, shown at an event in London in October, plays former First Lady Michelle Obama in the Showtime series First Ladies, currently under development

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in the new Showtime series First Ladies

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She has a powerful new role ahead.

Viola Davis, 54, plays former First Lady Michelle Obama, 55, in the First Ladies series, currently under development at Showtime.

According to the works there are three drama & # 39; s of an hour Variety on Monday.

Lady in red: Viola Davis, 54, shown at an event in London in October, plays former First Lady Michelle Obama in the Showtime series First Ladies, currently under development

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Lady in red: Viola Davis, 54, shown at an event in London in October, plays former First Lady Michelle Obama in the Showtime series First Ladies, currently under development

The series reveals the personal and political life of First Ladies in history.

Season one of the show is aimed at Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama, the women of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and Barack Obama.

The show & # 39; will focus its lens on the east wing of the White House, & # 39; by variety & # 39 ;, unlike the West, where many of the most influential and world-changing decisions in history have been concealed, made by America & # 39; s charismatic, complex and dynamic ladies. & # 39;

Wowing the crowd: Michelle Obama was wearing a black top with glittering accents and black pants at an event in London in April. She will be one of the topics in Showtime & # 39; s First Ladies

Wowing the crowd: Michelle Obama was wearing a black top with glittering accents and black pants at an event in London in April. She will be one of the topics in Showtime & # 39; s First Ladies

Wowing the crowd: Michelle Obama was wearing a black top with glittering accents and black pants at an event in London in April. She will be one of the topics in Showtime & # 39; s First Ladies

Viola has played in How To Get Away With Murder since 2014. It should end in 2020 after the sixth season.

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She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2017 for Fences.

Meanwhile, the Obamas themselves are moving to content production via their recently launched Higher Ground Prods.

The end comes: Viola has been playing a leading role in How To Get Away With Murder since 2014. It is due to the completion in 2020 after the sixth season

The end comes: Viola has been playing a leading role in How To Get Away With Murder since 2014. It is due to the completion in 2020 after the sixth season

The end comes: Viola has been playing a leading role in How To Get Away With Murder since 2014. It is due to the completion in 2020 after the sixth season

Until now, the original slate of the company has remained away from politics.

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It has two projects in the making: Bloom, a drama series up / down that takes place in the fashion world in New York City after WW II.

Also high on the list is a feature modification by Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom by author David W. Blight.

Glam couple: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walk the inaugural parade route in Washington in 2009

Glam couple: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walk the inaugural parade route in Washington in 2009

Glam couple: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama walk the inaugural parade route in Washington in 2009

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