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The First Lady Trailer, Release Date, Cast

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The First Lady
The First Lady

The First Lady is an American television anthology drama series created by Aaron Cooley. The series will explore the personal and political lives of three dynamic First Ladies, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines.

The series will see Designated Survivor star Kiefer Sutherland head back to the Oval Office but this time as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Gillian Anderson as his wife Eleanor.

The series coming to Showtime in the US and Paramount Plus elsewhere is described as a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House, with Michelle Pfeiffer starring as Betty Ford who entered the White House in 1974 and Viola Davis as a much more recent First Lady, Michelle Obama.

The First Lady Trailer

The First Lady trailer has been released by Showtime, so you can see all three wonderful actresses in action as the presidential spouses Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama. Take a look below…

The First Lady Release Date

The First Lady is set to premiere on Showtime on the 17th of April and Paramount+ Internationally in 2022.

The First Lady Cast and Characters

Main Cast

  • Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, former first lady
  • Jayme Lawson as Michelle Obama (young)
  • O. T. Fagbenle as Barack Obama
  • Julian De Niro as Barack Obama (young)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, former first lady
  • Kristine Froseth as Betty Ford (young)
  • Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford
  • Jake Picking as Gerald Ford (young)
  • Dakota Fanning as Susan Ford
  • Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady
  • Eliza Scanlen as Eleanor Roosevelt (young)
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Charlie Plummer as Franklin D. Roosevelt (young)
  • Judy Greer as Nancy Howe
  • Rhys Wakefield as Dick Cheney
  • Regina Taylor as Marian Shields Robinson
  • Lily Rabe as Lorena Hickok

Recurring Cast

  • Lexi Underwood as Malia Obama
  • Derek Cecil as Donald Rumsfeld
  • Aya Cash as Esther Liebowitz
  • Cayden Boyd as Michael Ford
  • Marc Hills as Jack Ford
  • Ben Cook as Steven Ford
  • Leslie Kritzer as Martha Graham
  • Thomas E. Sullivan as Bill Warren
  • Patrice Johnson Chevannes as Clara Powell
  • Isaiah Williams as Martin Luther King III
  • Maurice P. Kerry as Cassius
  • Saniyya Sidney as Sasha Obama
  • Evan Parke as SS Allen Taylor
  • Gloria Reuben as Valerie June Jarrett
  • Kate Mulgrew as Susan Sher
  • Rosalind Chao as Tina Tchen
  • Michael Potts as Fraser Robinson III
  • Donna Lynne Champlin as Melissa “Mel” Winter
  • Ellen Burstyn as Sara Delano Roosevelt
  • Cailee Spaeny as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Clea DuVall as Malvina Thompson
  • Jackie Earle Haley as Louis McHenry Howe
  • Maria Dizzia as Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd
  • Jeremy Bobb as Theodore Roosevelt
  • Kathleen Garrett as Laura Bush
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