‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Breakout Star Lexi Underwood To Play Malia Obama In Showtime Anthology Series ‘The First Lady’

Lexi Underwood, Malia Obama Courtesy of Christian Högstedt; Malia Obama

Lexi Underwood, breakout star of Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, is set to portray Malia Obama opposite Viola Davis’ Michelle Obama and O-T Fagbenle’s Barack Obama in Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady, headlined by Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. Davis executive produces the series, directed and executive produced by Susanne Bier and produced by Lionsgate TV and Showtime.

The First Lady, created by Aaron Cooley, is a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. Season 1 focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).

Underwood will recur as Malia Obama, Barack (Fagbenle) and Michelle Obama (Davis)’s oldest daughter, whose open mind and intelligence pushes her parents to make socially conscious decisions.

Underwood will recur as Malia Obama, Barack (Fagbenle) and Michelle Obama (Davis)’s oldest daughter, whose open mind and intelligence pushes her parents to make socially conscious decisions.

Dakota Fanning plays another progressive teenager in the White House, Susan Elizabeth Ford, the only daughter and youngest child of President Gerald Ford (Aaron Eckhart) and Betty Ford (Pfeiffer).

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SOURCE: DEADLINE, Nellie Andreeva

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