Showtime is taking us by way of many years of East Wing drama in its new historic drama The First Girl, with idols of the display enjoying icons of the political scene. Oscar winner Viola Davis performs Michelle Obama, Golden Globe winner Michelle Pfeiffer performs Betty Ford, and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson performs Eleanor Roosevelt.
In a synopsis for The First Girl, which debuts on Sunday, April 17, Showtime calls the sequence a “revelatory reframing of American management,” instructed from the angle of a few of the White Home’s most well-known residents.
“Within the authorities’s East Wing, a lot of historical past’s most impactful and world-changing selections have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complicated and dynamic First Girls,” the premium cabler provides. “The sequence peels again the curtain on the private and political lives of three distinctive, enigmatic ladies and their households, tracing their journeys to Washington, dipping into their pasts and following them previous the White Home into their biggest moments.”
And The First Girl proves that these ladies’s tales are to not be overshadowed by their presidential spouses. As Anderson’s Eleanor Roosevelt tells the thirty second commander-in-chief in a single scene, “You’re the husband of a spouse who has a thoughts and a lifetime of her personal.”
Scroll all the way down to see the celebrities of The First Girl alongside the real-life first girls and U.S. presidents they painting.
The First Girl, Sequence Premiere, Sunday, April 17, 9/8c, Showtime