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'Handmaid's Tale' Actor O-T Fagbenle to Play Barack Obama in Showtime's 'The First Lady'

'Handmaid's Tale' Actor O-T Fagbenle to Play Barack Obama in Showtime's 'The First Lady'

Showtime’s The First Lady has found its Barack Obama!

O-T Fagbenle actor will be playing the 44th president opposite Viola Davis as Michelle Obama in the upcoming series, Entertainment Tonight confirms.

The 41-year-old actor is best known for playing Luke Bankole in The Handmaid’s Tale. He also played Frank on HBO’s Looking and will be appearing in the upcoming Marvel movie Black Widow.

Showtime describes The First Lady, which will be directed and executive produced by Susanne Bier, as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”

“In the East Wing of the White House, many of history‚Äôs most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies,” Showtime says. “This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy.”

It has already been announced that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson will be playing Eleanor Roosebelt.

The First Lady cast also includes Aaron Eckhart, Judy Greer, Jayme Lawson, Kristine Froseth, and Rhys Wakefield.

Just a few hours ago, a new teaser for the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale was released! Watch it here and find out its premiere date.

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