Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer.

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer.

Viola Davis transforms into Michelle Obama in the new trailer for Showtime’s presidential series The First Lady.

  • Showtime’s upcoming anthology showcases presidential couples throughout history, with the Obamas, Fords and Roosevelts featured in the series.
  • Obama, a Chicago attorney, was the first African-American woman to serve as First Lady in the White House from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017.

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer.

The upcoming Showtime anthology follows presidential couples throughout history, including the Obamas, the Fords, and the Roosevelts among those depicted in the series.

“How do you really feel about being the first lady?” Michelle is asked in the introductory part.

Picture Perfect: Viola Davis skillfully reincarnated as Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer

Picture Perfect: Viola Davis skillfully reincarnated as Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer

“After four years, I don’t want to look back and think: “Who have I become, living in this house?” she said to Barak, lying on the couch one night.

OT Fagbenle plays her husband, the 44th President of the United States, while Lexi Underwood and Sanya Sidney portray their daughters Malia and Sasha Obama.

Michelle finds her way wandering the hallways of her new home before taking a seat in one of her many interviews as the president’s wife.

Obama, a Chicago lawyer, became the first African-American woman to serve as First Lady of the White House from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017.

“After four years, I don’t want to look back and think: “Who have I become, living in this house?" she said to Barack, lying on the couch one night

“After four years, I don’t want to look back and think: “Who have I become, living in this house?” she said one night to Barack, lying on the couch.

Viola Davis plays Michelle Obama in the new First Lady trailer.

“How do you really feel about being the first lady?” Michelle is asked in the opening sequence as she runs across the White House grounds.

She means business: Michelle finds her rhythm wandering the hallways of her new home before taking a seat in one of many interviews as the president's wife.

She means business: Michelle finds her rhythm wandering the hallways of her new home before taking a seat in one of many interviews as the president’s wife.

Michelle Pfeiffer takes on the role of Betty Ford and Aaron Eckhart portrays President Gerald Ford in one installment of the series.

“The first lady has to be a special woman,” Betty said during an interview.

Christine Froseth plays the younger version of Betty, and Jake Picking will play Gerald in his pre-presidential days.

Betty was just as famous for her roles in the White House as she was after her husband left the presidency when she founded the Betty Ford Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse.

Star Power: Michelle Pfeiffer takes on the role of Betty Ford and Aaron Eckhart portrays President Gerald Ford for part of the series.

Star Power: Michelle Pfeiffer takes on the role of Betty Ford and Aaron Eckhart portrays President Gerald Ford for part of the series.

The 10-episode series was created by Aaron Cooley and executive produced by Oscar-winning showrunner Kathy Schulman.

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