When CBS’ “Madam Secretary” returns for its fifth season this fall, Tea Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord will be joined by real-life former secretaries of state, including Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, along with Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, will guest star as themselves on the fifth season premiere of the CBS drama, which airs Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. In the episode, McCord turns to the former secretaries of state to ask their advice on how to respond to a delicate situation.
The trio filmed their scenes on July 11 during the first of production on the season.
UPDATE: Clinton tweeted about her “wonderful” experience on the Brooklyn set, along with a photo of her with Powell, Albright and Leoni:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 24, 2018
“We’re delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere,” said series creator and executive producer Barbara Hall. “It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes.”
Albright, the first woman to become secretary of state, held the position from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Powell served as Secretary of State from 2001 until 2005 under President George Bush. Clinton served as secretary of state from 2009 until 2013 under President Barack Obama.