Showtime Network’s vote is not in favor of “The First Lady” this time, as the series legacy won’t be moving forward and it is confirmed already.
The First Lady, an anthology series that has a star-studded cast just completed its season one, and after 6 weeks of its release, it’s now confirmed that the series won’t be getting a season 2.
The First Lady show is penned down by Aaron Colley, whose works also include a tv mini-series named Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. The stars of the series include Viola Davis (Michelle Obama ), Michelle Pfeiffer (Betty Ford), and Gillian Anderson (Eleanor Roosevelt).
Other cast members also include Dakota Fanning, O-T Fagbenle, Lily Rabe, Regina Taylor, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart, and many more.
A spokesperson of Showtime has confirmed that they won’t be moving forward with another season. In an Entertainment Weekly statement, the spokesperson said, ” We would like to applaud the artistry and commitment of our showrunner Cathy Schulman, director Susanne Bier, their follow executive producer Viola Davis, Michell Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson, and our studio partner Lionsgate for their dedicated work in telling the unique stories of three remarkable leaders.”
When the show was aired it faced a lot of criticism from the critics, saying that it was a waste of potential of such a star-studded cast. Some of them even said that if they are making a season 2 of it they need to find a way to make the storyline even more compelling. More such negative reviews were received by the show. Even the actors were targeted for their looks as the first ladies of the White House.
Viola Davis Faced Criticism For Playing Michelle Obama
People awfully criticized Viola Davis who played the role of Michelle Obama in the show for her “pursed lips” and expressions, they found it to be disrespecting and annoying.
Viola Davis also responded to this Criticism saying, ” It was incredibly hurtful when people say negative things about your work. How do you move on from the hurt, from failure? But you have to. Not everything is going to be an awards-worthy performance.”