The First Lady Canceled At Showtime After One Season

Showtime has opted against moving forward with the second season of its anthology series “First Ladies.” The decision comes more than six weeks after the series aired its Season 1 finale on the network.

“Showtime Can Confirm Anthology ‘First Lady’ There will be no more seasons,” a Showtime spokesperson told to type“We would like to commend our producer Kathy Schulman, director Suzanne Biel, their executive producers, led by executive producers Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson. , and the dedication and dedication of our studio partner Lionsgate. Committed to telling the unique stories of three outstanding leaders.”

Switching between three different eras in the White House, the anthology’s first season follows the stories of Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer), and Michelle Obama (Davis). Politics and private life.

“The First Lady” received a lukewarm response from critics. type Chief TV critic Caroline Framke didn’t like the series’ structural egos, writing that “crowding their stories together not only clutters the show but hurts along the way.” On the morning of the Emmy nominations, the high-profile production was not a TV Academy favorite, earning three craft nods in all categories.

The series is produced by Lionsgate for Showtime, written by Aaron Cooley, and executive produced by Academy Award winner Schulman for Welle Entertainment, where he also serves as the showrunner. Oscar and Emmy winner Bill executive produced and directed all episodes of the first season. Cooley, Davis, Julius Tennon, Andrew Wang, Pavlina Hatoupis, Alyson Feltes, Jeff Gaspin and Brad Kaplan also serve as executive producers.

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