Showtime cancels ‘The First Lady,’ despite Season 1’s A-List Cast


Showtime won’t spend time on their lives, even though there have been many First Ladies throughout American history. Showtime, the premium cable network, has been canceled The First LadyAn anthology series called, which focused on the lives Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama in its first season. Gillian Anderson was Roosevelt, Michelle Pfeiffer was Ford, and Viola Davis played Michelle Obama in the first season. Davis was also an executive producers.

“Showtime can confirm that the anthology series The First Lady will not be moving forward with another season,”A Showtime spokesperson said Deadline Monday. “We would like to applaud the artistry and commitment of our showrunner Cathy Schulman, director Susanne Bier, their fellow executive producers, our amazing cast – led by executive producer Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson – and our studio partner Lionsgate for their dedicated work in telling the unique stories of three remarkable leaders.”

The First LadyAaron Cooley created the series and followed the lives of three different First Ladies, from their childhoods to their time at the White House. Kiefer Suterland was the President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Aaron Eckhart was President Gerald Ford. O-T Fagbenle played President Barack Obama. Dakota Fanning played Ford’s daughter Susan, and Lily Rabe played Ford’s son O-T Fagbenle. Lorena HickokRoosevelt, with whom he was in a passionate relationship. Regina Taylor played Marian Shields Robinson, Obama’s mother. The First LadyLionsgate Television, Welle Entertainment, Pathless Woods Productions, Inc. produced the program.

The series needed to be a hit with critics. It failed. It received a fresh rating of 43% from critics and an audience score of 58%. Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the stars, the show didn’t attract much Emmy attention. The show received three Emmy nominations, one each for hairstyling and makeup.

Cathy Schulman, the writer and Susanne Bier, the director of Television Critics Association, teased potential directions for a second season during the show’s February presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour. According to reports, they suggested that Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis could be the subject of new episodes. Deadline.

Schulman seemed more enthusiastic about Washington and Wilson, two historical figures rarely covered in dramas. The wife of President Woodrow Wilson would be a “fascinating”Schulman says that she was effectively running the country after the stroke and without anyone even knowing. Interesting because she was the First woman to be called First Lady by President George Washington.