She is the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.
Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, who better than Viola Davis to play our forever first lady, Michelle Obama?
The 54-year old will play Barack’s wife in the series First Ladies, currently in development at Showtime.
There are three one-hour dramas in the works, according to Variety on Monday
First Ladies will focus on the personal and political lives of the woman behind the President throughout history.
Season one of the show is set to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama. These were the wives of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and Barack Obama respectively.
According to Variety, the show “will turn its lens on the East Wing of the White House. As opposed to the West, where many of history’s most impactful and world changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies.”
Davis has starred in How To Get Away With Murder since 2014. The popular show is due to end in 2020 after its sixth season.
The actress who plays Annalise Keating in the show posted on Instagram that she was filming her last scenes today.
“My final curtain call #HTGAWM,” the star captioned a beautiful selfie.
Meanwhile, the Obamas are moving into content production via their recently launched Higher Ground Prods.
It has two projects in the works: Bloom, an upstairs/downstairs drama series set in the world of fashion in post-WWII New York City.
There is also a feature adaptation of author David W. Blight’s Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom in production.