For those of us dreaming of seeing a woman running the show in the White House,Netflixis here to grant your wish—with Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro.Deadlinereports that the streaming giant is producing an original film,titledFirst Ladies,written by Notaro and her wife,Stephanie Allynne.
In the movie,Notaro will play the wife of the first woman president of the United States,played by none other thanAnistonherself.Not much else is known about the plot as yet,but the broad strokes seem to fit right in with Notaro's penchant for mixing camp with dry,deadpan humor,especially about serious topics.
Notaro's Amazon original show,One Mississippi,which was loosely based on real events from her life including her cancer diagnosis and the sudden death of her mother,lasted for two seasons before being canceled.The dark comedy quickly garnered a cult following and the praise of critics;season two of the series has a coveted100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.This will be the first project Notaro has embarked on following herprofessional split from Louis C.K.,who was an executive producer onOne Mississippi,after allegations of misconduct were made against C.K.last year.
This movie will also be Notaro's first original scripted project with Netflix,following a 2015 original documentary with the online network titledTig.Notaro's newest stand-up special,titledHappy to Be Here,will be available on Netflix on May 22.
No word yet on whenFirst Ladieswill hit Netflix,but the opportunity to see a same-sex power couple running the country will certainly be highly anticipated.When you think about the fact that a former reality-TV star is commander in chief and aSex and the Citystar has a viableshot at the New York governor's office,President Jennifer Aniston doesn't sound that far-fetched after all.