CBS Developing Drama About Female Secretary of State From Morgan Freeman, Barbara Hall

"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."

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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.

The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Revelations Entertainment. Revelations' Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer are also executive producing.