"Joan of Arcadia" creator Hall will write and executive produce "Madame Secretary," with Freeman also executive producing
Television projects about female secretaries of state appear to be gaining in popularity these days.
CBS is developing the drama "Madame Secretary," which will explore "the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life."
The project, which has received a script deal, is being written by Barbara Hall, who brought the world "Joan of Arcadia." Hall is also executive producing.