TE24 Entertainment Desk:
Showtime has opted against moving forward with a second season of its anthology series “The First Lady.” The decision comes a little more than six weeks after the series aired its Season 1 finale on the network.
Showtime can confirm that the anthology series “The First Lady” will not move forward with another season, a Showtime spokesperson told Variety. “We are our showrunner Cathy Shulman, director Suzanne Beer, their fellow executive producers, executive producer Viola We want to applaud the artistry and commitment of our amazing cast led by Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson and our studio partner Lionsgate. Unique storytelling by three remarkable leaders.
The first season of the anthology series follows the political and personal lives of Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis) during three different eras of the White House. “First Lady” received a lukewarm response from critics.
Variety’s chief critic, Carolyn Flamke, was not a fan of the show’s structural conceit, noting that “cramming their stories together not only confuses television, but it does all the damage to the process.” I am writing. The star-studded production was not an Emmy-nominated Morning Television Academy favorite, but earned three of its production awards in all categories.
Created by Aaron Cooley and produced by Academy Award winner He Shulman for Well Entertainment, who also served as showrunner. Oscar- and Emmy-winning Biel produced and directed all episodes of the first season. Cooley, Davis, Julius Tennon, Andrew Wang, Pavlina Hatupis, Alison Feltes, Jeff Gaspin and Brad Kaplan also served as executive producers.