Clea DuVall (Veep) and Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) are set for key repeating jobs in Showtime’s forthcoming anthology series The First Lady, starring Viola Davis — who likewise executive produces — Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. Cathy Schulman fills in as showrunner. Susanne Bier (The Undoing) will direct and executive produce.
Made by Aaron Cooley and delivered by Lionsgate TV and Showtime, The First Lady is a revelatory reframing of American administration, told through the viewpoint of the women at the core of the White House. Season 1 spotlights on Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).
DuVall will play Malvina “Tommy” Thompson: Eleanor Roosevelt’s confided in partner, secretary, voyaging buddy, watchman and dear companion. Contemptuous, interesting, and a keen adjudicator of character, Tommy was completely given to Eleanor and together they trailblazed women’s advocacy, showing no mercy as they went.
Plummer will play youthful Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Naturally introduced to a broadly patrician American family, Franklin immediately shed all that in the New York Senate for an existence of administration to his country. He starred Eleanor in 1905, and however he was blasted by polio in 1921, his young strength and imperativeness anticipated incredible political achievement.
Series likewise stars Kiefer Sutherland as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Aaron Eckhart as President Gerald Ford, O-T Fagbenle as President Barack Obama and Dakota Fanning as Susan Elizabeth Ford.
Delivered by Showtime and Lionsgate Television, The First Lady is chief created by Schulman, Davis, Julius Tennon, Andrew Wang, Bier, Jeff Gaspin and Brad Kaplan. Cooley will compose a few of the scenes and chief produce.
DuVall, known for her on-camera roles in Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale and Argo among others, co-made, chief delivers and voices Elsa in the Fox vivified parody series Housebroken. She as of late coordinated and co-composed the occasion parody Happiest Season. She additionally is the co-maker and chief maker of the impending IMDb TV series High School. She will compose and coordinate various scenes of the show too. DuVall is repped by UTA and lawyer Lev Ginsburg.
Plummer acquired a Marcello Mastroianni Award and a British Independent Film Awards selection for his exhibition in 2017’s Lean on Pete. His other film and TV credits incorporate Granite Flats, All the Money in the World, Looking for Alaska, among others. Most as of late, he featured in Spontaneous and Words on Bathroom Walls, and he will be seen one year from now in Moonfall. Plummer is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment, Zoom Talent Management, CAA and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.
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