The 6th season of Madam Secretary came out in October 2019 and yet Madam Secretary Season 7 hasn’t been released. The show’s 1st season was released in 2014 and it was successfully going on until the season final of the 6th season. Although the Madam Secretary’s 1st 5 seasons had more than 20 episodes per season, Season 6 only had 10 episodes, a major change for the show. What does this tell us?
The series is an American political drama that stars Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a political scientist, and a former analyst in the CIA, who becomes the Secretary of State. We witness her trying to balance her personal life and work. For the 1st 5 seasons, McCord manages to stay in the position of the Secretary of State, and at the end of Season 5, she announces that she is running for president. In Season 6, she wins the election and becomes the 1st female president of the United States.
Season 6 ended right when Elizabeth became the president and was doing a great job, and left us hopelessly waiting for Season 7. Let’s find out if there is going to be a Madam Secretary Season 7 and if not, why?
Madam Secretary Season 7
A few months after the release of the 5th season of the show, Madam Secretary was renewed for a 10-episode-long final season, which premiered in October 2019 and ended in December of the same year. The reasons for the cancellation were manifold. One reason for instance was the decrease in ratings. According to viewership reports, the 1st season premiere of Madam Secretary was watched by 14 million people whereas the Season 5 premiere was watched by 6 million people.
Some people, especially on social media, interpreted the sudden end of the series as a sign for a spinoff series based on Madam President.
Okay the reason they are making season 6 of #MadamSecretary the last season and only giving it 10 episodes better be because they are going to do a Madam President spinoff! If not then WTF CBS. @MadamSecretary is literally one of the best shows yaul have! DO NOT DO IT DIRTY.
— Amanda (@LetsCall_ItHope) May 15, 2019
This seems rather unlikely because we already saw Elizabeth becoming Madam President and as also discussed in this tweet, CBS would not pay tons of money just to rebrand a series that it canceled already.
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The cast of Madam Secretary
Here is the cast of Madam Secretary:
- Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the Secretary of State, and later the President of the United States.
- Tim Daly as Henry McCord, Elizabeth’s husband, a theology professor, and a former Marine captain.
- Erich Bergen as Blake Moran, Elizabeth’s assistant and the only person she brings to the White House as opposed to others who are handed down from the previous secretary.
- Zeljko Ivanek as Russell Jackson, Chief of Staff of the White House.
- Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie McCord, first-born child of Elizabeth and Henry.
- Kathrine Herzer as Alison McCord, 2nd child of Elizabeth and Henry.
- Evan Roe is Jason McCord, the youngest child of Elizabeth and Henry.
Madam Secretary Fanfiction
Madam Secretary fanfiction grew popular as the show produced more seasons. Fanfictions are fictional writings based on an existing work of fiction, which could be a movie, tv-show, a book, or a play. It could consist of a few sentences or even form an entire novel. Madam Secretary is one of those shows which has a huge amount of fanfiction written on it. Some of the examples from these fanfictions can be seen on this website, which houses more than 1000 Madam Secretary fanfiction stories.
Most of these fanfictions include the original characters from the series but they imagine different scenarios that would play out if certain events happened differently. Some even come out with sets of completely new events that happen to the characters.