Political television drama “Madam Secretary” will feature some famous faces when it returns in October.
Three former U.S. secretaries of state – Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright – will make guest appearances, according to broadcaster CBS.
The three have already filmed their episode, which involves fictional Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, played by Tea Leoni, turning to her more experienced peers for advice when the series returns for a fifth season on Oct. 7.
“It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes,” Barbara Hall, creator and executive producer of “Madam Secretary,” said in a statement.
“Madam Secretary” portrays McCord’s efforts to balance delicate diplomatic issues as well as personal stories and her family life.
Series star Leoni tweeted she “was incredibly honored” to have the former real-life secretaries of state on set.
— Téa Leoni (@TeaLeoni) July 24, 2018
The show launched in 2014, a year after Clinton stepped down from her post at the State Department after four years, before running in the 2016 presidential election where she lost to Donald Trump.
Clinton has appeared briefly on entertainment shows as herself, including a cameo on comedy “Broad City” in 2016 and with “Saturday Night Live” doppelganger Kate McKinnon in 2015.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 24, 2018
Madeleine Albright was the first female secretary of state who served under Democratic President Bill Clinton, while Colin Powell, secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, was the first black man to be named US top diplomat.