Pilot Scoop: Tea Leoni is CBS' Madam Secretary

Tea Leoni Madam SecretaryThat noise you hear is the sound of Tea Leoni brushing up on her foreign affairs.

The actress has landed the title role in CBS’ just-ordered drama pilot Madam Secretary, TVLine has learned.

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The project chronicles the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Leoni) 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.