Even though the premiere of Madam Secretary Season 5 is still a ways off, the series is not wasting any time teasing its upcoming season. Taking to its Twitter account, the political drama announced that it will be welcoming not just one but three former Secretaries of State as guest stars for its Season 5 premiere. You can catch a glimpse of Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, and Madeleine Albright striking a pose with Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni in the tweet below:
The image captures a pretty excited-looking Téa Leoni as she sits among the trio of real-life persons to have served as Secretary of State, the position Leoni's Elizabeth McCord also serves in on the drama. The tweet obviously does not offer any further details on the trio's guest appearance, but Deadline does. Accordingly, in the season premiere, Elizabeth will ask the former Secretaries of State for their advice in handling her response to a "delicate situation." Let the speculation commence.
While the tweet and subsequent announcement were only made on July 24, the scenes were filmed over a week ago on July 11. Fans will have to contemplate the story of the guest stars' appearance, although we do know that it does not involve Hillary Clinton needing to brush up on her knowledge of Madam Secretary. That's because Clinton has previously acknowledged she watches the show.
In fact, Hilary Clinton's guest spot comes roughly two years after she revealed some of her viewing habits while hitting the campaign trail. Along with watching Madam Secretary, she also said she watched Netflix's House of Cards and CBS' now off-the-air drama The Good Wife. There's still a little time for her to appear on House of Cards, and who knows? Maybe she could turn up on the Good Wife spinoff. Perhaps she could get a guest-starring trifecta.
Madam Secretary Season 4 left off with Elizabeth planning to run for President. Time will tell if she takes the opportunity to ask the guest stars for advice on how to handle her campaign. Perhaps that is the "delicate situation." It could be another avenue for their respective appearances. How long they will appear on the show remains a mystery for now. However long the duration of their scenes will be, it is another substantial moment for the show as real-life meets "reel" life.
Given that Hillary Clinton has said she watches Madam Secretary, her guest appearance has arguably been a while in the making. Viewers of the series will not have to wait much longer to find out if their patience paid off.
The fifth season of Madam Secretary premieres Sunday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on CBS. For new television shows coming soon, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.