Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

TV: Tea Leoni Cast as Star of Madam Secretary

News
by Inkoo Kang
January 30, 2014 2:25 PM
2 Comments
  • |

Earlier this week, we reported that Homeland writer Barbara Hall was developing a political drama for CBS called Madam Secretary that would center on an "maverick" Secretary of State. 

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Tea Leoni has been cast in the role. With her sporty, no-nonsense appearance and intelligent demeanor, Leoni is a great choice, even though the actress is primarily known as a comedy performer (Spanglish, TV's The Naked Truth). 

The character has now been given a name (Elizabeth Faulkner McGill) and a brief background sketch (teacher turned national politician). The premise of the show -- a woman balancing high-stakes issues at work and a complicated family back home -- makes it a worthy complement to The Good Wife, another show about an ordinary woman who becomes extraordinary. 

News
  • |

More: Barbara Hall, Madam Secretary, Television

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

2 Comments

  • NB | January 30, 2014 4:23 PMReply

    "Commander" was a great show, esp with Donald Sutherland as a political foil.

  • No | January 30, 2014 2:40 PMReply

    People have already forgotten about "Commander-in-Chief."

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Weekly Update for July 18: Women Centric, ...
  • New Line to Co-Produce Thea Sharrock's ...
  • Asian American Festival to Feature Asian ...
  • The Resurrection of Don’t Trust the ...
  • Trailer Watch: Keira Knightley As You've ...
  • A Five-Star Life Director Maria Sole ...
  • Half of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New ...
  • Sandra Bullock to Play Tupperware Marketing ...
  • Trailer Watch: It's All About Carrie ...
  • Angelina Jolie to Direct, Co-Write, ...