We must have watched a lot of women-centric movies and series. But only a few of them makes us motivated to get up from bed and do something in life. If you are really looking for an inspiring series then ‘The First Lady’ is the one. ‘The First Lady’ is an American anthology drama directed by Susanne Bier and created by Aaron Cooley.
The series stars Gillian Anderson, Fagbenle, Dakota Fanning, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, O. T. Lily Rabe, Regina Taylor, Kiefer Sutherland, and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles. Welle Entertainment, Pathless Woods Productions Inc., and Lionsgate Television are the production companies. The story mainly focuses on the life and family matters of the three First Ladies of the United States: Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama.
The First Lady Season 2 Release Date
The first season of ‘The First Lady’ was released on Showtime on April 17, 2022. It has a total of eight episodes with a running time of about 55 minutes each. The first season was recently released and it got an amazing response from the audience. The audience is thrilled by the way the three strong ladies are portrayed in the series.
The strong characters are really inspiring to all the women out there. Now that Season one has already been released, the next obvious question will be ‘Will there be a season 2 for the series?’ Well, I guess the creators themselves are confused with that question. But they haven’t left us like that. They have actually given us hints regarding Season 2.
The showrunner Cathy Schulman, along with the director and producer Susanne Bier had given an interesting response to a reporter at a virtual panel of television CriticsAssosiation. Susanne says that there is a chance for more fun episodes to be added to the series. One of the actors Gillian Anderson, who played the role of Eleanor Rosevelt says that there is hope that there will be future seasons, for giving opportunities to many more ladies.
It may not just be 4, but it can be 104. Well, this clearly shows that they are kind of planning for season 2. One thing we can be sure that Susanne is planning to focus on three or four ladies per season. The series is neither canceled nor renewed. Let’s just wait for them to make an official announcement. Till then let’s enjoy the first season.
The First Lady Season 2 Cast And Characters
The main characters are played by Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, first lady (2009–2017), and Jayme Lawson as young Michelle Obama. Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, first lady(1974–1977), Kristine Froseth as young Betty Ford, Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady(1933-1945), Eliza Scanlen as young Eleanor Roosevelt, O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama, Julian De Niro as young Barack Obama, Dakota Fanning as Susan Ford, Arlo Mertz as young Susan Ford, Lily Rabe as Lorena Hickok, Regina Taylor as Marian Shields Robinson, Kiefer Sutherland as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charlie Plummer as young Franklin D. Roosevelt. Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford, and Jake Picking as young Gerald Ford.
Other characters are Clea DuVall as Malvina Thompson, Jackie Earle Haley as Louis McHenry Howe, Kate Mulgrew as Susan Sher, Derek Cecil as Donald Rumsfeld, Michael Potts as Fraser Robinson III, Rhys Wakefield as Dick Cheney, Ellen Burstyn as Sara Delano Roosevelt, Judy Greer as Nancy Howe, Lexi Underwood as Malia Obama, Cayden Boyd as Michael Ford, Gavin White as young Michael Ford, Marc Hills as Jack Ford
Jack Schmeichel as young Jack Ford, Ben Cook as Steven Ford, Paul Holcomb as young Steven Ford, Leslie Kritzer as Martha Graham, Thomas E. Sullivan as Bill Warren, Patrice Johnson Chevannes as Clara Powell, Maurice P. Kerry as Cassius, Saniyya Sidney as Sasha Obama, Evan Parke as SS Allen Taylor, Gloria Reuben as Valerie June Jarrett, Rosalind Chao as Tina Tchen, Donna Lynne Champlin as Melissa “Mel” Winter, Cailee Spaeny as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Olivia Cannon as young Anna Roosevelt, Maria Dizzia as Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Jeremy Bobb as Theodore Roosevelt, and Kathleen Garrett as Laura Bush
The First Lady Season 1 Plot Summary
The story centers around the personal life and family matters of three First Ladies of the United States: Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama. The series throws light on the American leadership and reframes it through the perspective of three women at the heart of the White House. The series focuses on the journey that got them into the White House starting from their early years till they move to Washington D.C. It doesn’t show anything about them being presidential spouses. Instead, it focuses only on the three ladies.
Where To Watch ‘The First Lady’?
The epic series ‘The First Lady’ is available to be watched on Showtime and Paramount Plus, the official streaming starts on June 22, 2022. In Showtimes the series has already started streaming. No other official sites stream this series. Watch and get inspired.