Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Secretary of State Drama From Homeland Co-EP

logo-cbs-300CBS is looking to put an increased focus on foreign relations next fall, placing a pilot order for an hour-long drama about a female Secretary of State, TVLine has learned.

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The project, titled Madam Secretary, chronicles the personal and professional life of a maverick female SoS as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

Homeland writer/producer Barbara Hall penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer.