There shall be no second season of anthology sequence – Deadline

TO EXCLUDE, TO EXPEL: Showtime won’t pick up the second season of the hour-long TV series First lady. The star-studded season 1 of the anthology, set in the East Wing of the White House and focused on telling the story of America’s dynamic, complex, and charismatic first ladies, revolves around Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson) , Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer)\ and Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), with Davis also serving as executive producer.

“Showtime can confirm that the anthology series First lady will not continue with another season,” a network spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “We want to applaud the artistry and commitment of our host Cathy Schulman, director Susanne Bier, their fellow executive producers, our amazing cast – led by the producer. executive producers Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson – and our studio partners Lionsgate for their dedication to working in telling the unique stories of three remarkable leaders.

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First ladyreceived a warm reception from critics, received critical acclaim from writers Aaron Cooley, Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions; Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment (Other properties); and Jeff Gaspin’s Gaspin Media. Cooley executive producer with Davis and Tennon through their JuVee Productions, Schulman through Welle Entertainment, Gaspin through Gaspin Media and Brad Kaplan through Link Entertainment. Susanne Bier is executive producer/executive producer. Showtime and Lionsgate TV co-produced the series.

At TCA in February, Schulman and Bier shared that they were exploring potential future installments they said could have Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Hillary Clinton, Dolly Madison, Edith Wilson, Martha Washington, Rosalynn Carter or Melania Trump.

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