Viola Davis (54, "Fences") will play Michelle Obama in a series co-produced by Showtime and Lionsgate TV. As "CNN" reports, the new show "First Ladies" is being planned, but other leading actresses have not yet been confirmed.
A worthy first lady
Jana Winograde (55), who is responsible for the entertainment department at Showtime, is proud of the commitment: "It is a dream come true that Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama. We couldn't be happier that she helps us with her extraordinary talent, to start this series. "
Davis is the only black actress so far, male or female, to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. In addition to Octavia Spencer (47, "The Shape of Water"), she is one of only two black actresses who was nominated for an Oscar three times.