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- “The First Lady” is a new drama series that premieres April 17 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on Showtime.
- It follows the stories of Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.
- Showtime’s streaming service costs $11 per month.
The first lady of the United States is much more than just the president’s wife – she often comes across as a role model and key public figure with critical duties and political contributions of her own. “The First Lady” is a new show that illustrates how important these women are. The show will air on Showtime on April 17.
To share the story from a new perspective, the series focuses on three different first ladies. Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson play Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt, respectively, as the series navigates through time to explore just how much things have changed – while the first lady’s role remains critical.
Check out the trailer for “The First Lady”
In addition to the three main roles, the cast also includes OT Fagbenle as Barack Obama, Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford, and Kiefer Sutherland as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
How to watch “The First Lady”
You can watch “The First Lady” on Showtime starting April 17 at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining nine episodes of the first season are scheduled to release once a week every Sunday.
To watch the show, you must have access to the Showtime cable channel or Showtime
a service. You can subscribe to Showtime’s streaming platform for $11 per month. Showtime is also available on a discounted package with Paramount Plus for a starting price of $12 per month.
Amazon Prime Video members can also choose to get Showtime as an add-on for the same monthly price of $11.
How to watch ‘The First Lady’ for free
You can watch “The First Lady” for free if you sign up for a Showtime trial. New members can try the streaming service for free for 30 days.
If you want to watch the entire first season for free, you have to wait until June to sign up, as the finale is scheduled to air on June 19.
What else can I watch on Showtime?
Showtime offers a variety of original content in addition to “The First Lady”, such as “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and “Homeland”.
For more drama series, check out “Your Honor” and “The Chi.”
If American history and politics are more to your liking, Showtime is also home to “Enemies: The President, Justice, and the FBI” and “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.”