Sky Living confirms start date for US drama ‘Madam Secretary’

New US drama Madam Secretary will begin airing in the UK on Sky Living later this month.

Executive produced by Morgan Freeman, the drama stars Téa Leoni (Deep Impact) as Elizabeth McCord, a newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

The first season of Madam Secretary starts at 9pm on Thursday 23 April on Sky Living.

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Pulled out of semi-retirement following her predecessor’s death, the former CIA analyst is forced to juggle her responsibility to her country and her family life after accepting the high- profile and high-powered role in the White House.

Thrown in at the deep end and forced to deal with an international hostage crisis on day one, she quickly comes to blows with the president’s antagonistic chief of staff (Željko Ivanek) and learns that circumventing protocol comes with huge risks. But office politics and an unsupportive West Wing are the least of her worries. As she questions whether she has made the right decision in taking the job and uprooting her husband (Tim Daly) and three children, she learns that the death of her predecessor may not have been an accident.

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