Hillary Clinton to Guest Star on Season 5 of “Madam Secretary”

Hillary Clinton. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (9289995l)

Madame Secretary has scored some real-life political talents to star in its season five premiere.

Former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, and Madeleine Albright will be appearing on the premiere of CBS’ political drama. While this will be a first for Clinton, Albright, who was the first woman to hold the post, guest-starred as herself during the show’s second season. 

“We’re delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere,” Barbara Hall, executive producer and series creator, said in a statement. “It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes.”

Executive producer Lori McCreary added, “Having three powerhouses of diplomacy agree to come on our show is awe-inspiring and humbling.”

The news was confirmed on the series’ official Twitter channel. An on-set photo of Téa Leoni next to Clinton, Powell, and Albright was captioned with, “We’ve got some BIG guest stars in store for Season 5! Former Secretaries of State @HillaryClinton, @Madeleine, and Colin Powell will be appearing on the season premiere of #MadamSecretary on Sunday, October 7!”