Showtime has issued a series order for the anthology of First Ladies, where actress Viola Davis will play Michelle Obama in the first season. 

According to THR, the anthology focuses on the personal and political lives of the country's most enigmatic heroes, with season one focused on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama.

"Throughout our history, presidents' spouses have wielded remarkable influence, not only on the nation's leaders but on the country itself," said Showtime Entertainment president Jana Winograde. 

"First Ladies fits perfectly within the Showtime wheelhouse of drama and politics, revealing how much personal relationships impact both domestic and global events. Having Viola Davis play Michelle Obama is a dream come true, and we couldn't be luckier to have her extraordinary talent to help launch this series."

The news comes as Davis prepares to exit ABC's Shonda Rhimes-produced drama How to Get Away With Murder in the spring.