Nigerian actor O-T Fagbenle to play Barack Obama in Showtime anthology series

Nigerian actor O-T Fagbenle to play Barack Obama in Showtime anthology series

- O-T Fagbenle has managed to score himself a major role in Showtime's upcoming anthology series

- The British-Nigerian actor shared his excitement with his Instagram followers

- Fagbenle, 41, is known for his role as Luke Bankole in the hit series, The Handmaid's Tale

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Talented British-Nigerian actor, O-T Fagbenle, is all shades of grateful after he landed a major role in an upcoming Showtime anthology series.

The 41-year-old has been added to the cast ensemble of 'The First Lady', landing the coveted part of former President Barack Obama alongside Viola Davis, who will portray Michelle Obama.

Nigerian actor O-T Fagbenle to play Barack Obama in Showtime anthology series
The actor is set to play the former president Obama. Photo credit: @FueraPlano, @officialobamafanclub
Source: Instagram

An excited Fagbenle took to his Instagram page to share the good news with his followers.

He wrote:

"Not sure what’s more of an honour, playing @barackobama doing a TV show honouring @michelleobama or getting to work with the inspirational @violadavis . Suffice to say I’m giving thanks."

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This Aaron Cooley-created series is described as a "revelatory reframing of American leadership," as told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. Its first season puts three former First Ladies, Michelle, Eleanor and Betty, under the spotlights, with Susanne Bier serving as each episode's director.

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Fagbenle's role as the 44th president in a Showtime series makes him the second after Kingsley Ben-Adir, who played Obama in 2020’s The Comey Rule.

In other news, American actress Kristen Stewart got cast as Princess Diana in the movie Spencer and received a mixed reaction from fans. Some fans felt that Kristen might not have the range to play such a complex character but she's stepped up to the challenge.

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Kristen was spotted dressed as Princess Diana recently, wearing one of her signature outfits. Fans were shocked at the resemblance and some changed their minds about the casting.

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Kumashe Yaakugh is a Legit.ng journalist with three years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Benue State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Kumashe is an entertainment and lifestyle editor reporting mostly on entertainment and human interest stories. When she isn't working, Kumashe uses her spare time to read about historical events, music and cultures around the world. Learn more about her on Twitter @kvmashe

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