Madam Secretary returns to UK screens for a second season tonight – airing several months behind the US. The first season was fairly solid and really started to find its feet in the second half of the season. The show stars Téa Leoni (Deep Impact) as Dr. Elizabeth Adams McCord alongside Tim Daly (Wings) playing her husband Dr. Henry McCord.
In season one, Elizabeth, a former CIA analyst, was thrust into the political spotlight when she was promoted to US Secretary of State. The show also stars Keith Carradine (Nashville) as President Conrad Dalton, Željko Ivanek (Damages) as Russell Jackson, White House Chief of Staff and Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) as Nadine Tolliver, Elizabeth’s Chief of Staff.
Madam Secretary is a political drama with a focus Elizabeth that includes her past, professional and family life. The show does a good job of looping in real events and you never know what she will be dealing with next. From international crisis to a hostage situation to a problems at home there’s always plenty going on. There are also a few recurring themes and conspiracies behind the scenes to keep the viewer hooked.
The first episode of the new season is The Show Must Go On. Elizabeth is thrust into a situation of power she never imagined possible, when the President’s plane is declared missing. Also, Henry is asked to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government by Jane Fellows (Jill Hennessy), his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler. Also look out for a cameo from Executive Producer Morgan Freeman as Chief Justice Frawley.
Tune in to Sky Living at 9pm tonight (Wednesday 27th January) to see the season two premiere. Preview it with our gallery below: