Kiefer Sutherland Will Play President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Showtime’s THE FIRST LADY.
Kiefer Sutherland is set to play President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Showtime’s drama series The First Lady. He will star alongside Gillian Anderson who will play Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife and fifth cousin of President Roosevelt.
The series is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. The first season will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three dynamic First Ladies, tracing their journeys to Washington through interweaving storylines.”
Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. Despite contracting polio and losing movement in his legs in 1921, FDR went on to become one of the nation’s most revered presidents. He is best known as the only U.S. president to serve for more than two terms. He was elected four times and implemented his New Deal Coalition during the Great Depression and defined modern liberalism.
The series also stars Viola Davis as Michelle Obama and OT Fagbenle as President Barack Obama. Aaron Eckhart will play President Gerald Ford alongside Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Dakota Fanning as daughter Susan Ford.
The First Lady is written and executive produced by Aaron Cooley. Susanne Bier is attached to direct and executive produce.