In her review of the season, /Film critic Valerie Ettenhofer wrote that despite its flaws, the series succeeds on the merits of its stellar cast:
“”The First Lady” ultimately works because it understands that politics is personal. The show isn’t consistent in everything, but it’s consistent in its claim that the walls of the White House don’t completely separate those this woman to the people they serve… While it doesn’t particularly stand above other historical dramas on television, “The First Lady” acts as a biopic about empathy but officially frankly. thanks in large part to the three strong leads.”
Despite everything going as planned, the “First Lady” won’t be back any longer. Regarding the series cancellation, Showtime released the following statement through Diversity:
“Showtime can confirm that ‘The First Lady’ anthology series will not continue for another season. We want to applaud the artistry and commitment of host Cathy Schulman, director Susanne Bier, producer, and producer. Their accompanying producer, our amazing cast, is led by executive producers Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson, and our studio partner Lionsgate for their dedication to telling unique stories of three notable leaders.”
The article also mentions that executive producers Schulman and Bier are already planning future seasons that could feature Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Hillary Clinton, Edith Wilson, Martha Washington, Rosalynn Carter, or Melania Trump. While missing the similarities between the Clinton and Trump White House, it’s a tragedy To be a bright side: being an anthology series means that despite the cancellation, the first season of “The First Lady” stands alone as a complete story.
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