What can fans expect from the final season of Madam Secretary? Recently, executive producers Barbara Hall and Lori McCreary spoke with TVLine about the CBS TV show’s sixth and final season.
The political drama follows U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) as she battles office politics while driving diplomacy and negotiating global deals. The cast also includes Tim Daly, Sara Ramirez, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, and Geoffrey Arend.
In the interview, Hall and McCreary revealed the sixth and final season of Madam Secretary will jump ahead to see Elizabeth become president:
We found a way to have the best of both worlds, where we decided to jump ahead and make her president … And we get the fun of picking and choosing the moments that we go back to, so that we don’t have to take even four or five episodes to do a whole campaign.”
Later, the two EPs also revealed some characters from the CBS TV show won’t return as regulars:
The decision I had to make was, what characters need to be most prominent in [Elizabeth’s] new division and her world? It’s such a different world that some of the other [characters’] jobs were not translated into what we wanted for her, and the kids aren’t really at home anymore.”
What do you think? Do you watch Madam Secretary? How do you want the series to end?