According to the official Showtime site for the series, “The First Lady” will focus on “America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies.” The episodes will “peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines with an enlightening intimacy.”
As reported by Deadline, producer Cathy Schulman first had the idea for the series after reading a spec script by creator Aaron Cooley about Lady Bird Johnson. The series is a perfect fit for Schulma’s producing company, Welle Entertainment, as they aim to illuminate women’s stories and perspectives. In turn, the upcoming series will “look at American history presidencies through a female lens — the first ladies.”
Considering that all the leading roles have younger actors also portraying them, we can definitely expect these storylines to span decades and give us a look into the first ladies’ — and their husbands’ — younger years. We can also likely expect to see some of the most notable moments in American history through a new lens via the women’s perspectives. Plus, there’s bound to be some intermarital drama between each President and First Lady, considering the intense scrutiny and professional pressure that these roles involve.
We’ll know about the plot whenever we receive a trailer for the series. Until then, we’ll just have to keep ourselves occupied by speculating. No matter what, we can’t wait to eventually see “The First Lady” play out on TV.
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