The Showtime series “The First Lady,” starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, has been canceled after its first season, according to Deadline.
The program featured Obama and other first ladies telling unique stories.
‘The First Lady’ Canceled at Showtime After One Season https://t.co/UjxtL6s7Ky
— Variety (@Variety) August 2, 2022
“Showtime can confirm that the anthology series The First Lady will not be moving forward with another season,” a Showtime spokesperson told Deadline.
“We would like to applaud the artistry and commitment of our showrunner Cathy Schulman, director Susanne Bier, their fellow executive producers, our amazing cast — led by executive producer Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson — and our studio partner Lionsgate for their dedicated work in telling the unique stories of three remarkable leaders,” it added.
‘The First Lady’ Canceled: There Will Be No Second Installment Of Showtime Anthology Series https://t.co/QYk61fhMcs
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) August 2, 2022
The series has also led to some speculation about a future presidential run by Michelle Obama. Though she has not suggested a run, pundits claim she could easily win the nomination if President Joe Biden does not run again or in 2024.
The end of the series has been announced, but it’s unlikely to be the last the media hears from Obama in the days ahead.