5 Things We Learned From Madam Secretary PaleyLive Panel

1. The series focuses on showing the process.

1. The series focuses on showing the process.

Madam Secretary introduces a discussion of politics that is not polarized. "Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative....By removing the label, you have to actually look at what that person is saying," Tim Daly shared. The show pulls back the curtain and looks at issues from all sides. It gets behind the process of what goes on and why decisions are made. 
2. So what exactly does an Executive Producer do?

2. So what exactly does an Executive Producer do?

Lori McCreary and Barbara Hall consider themselves the "steerers of the ship." Together, they keep the vision alive. 
3. Season two will turn up the heat.

3. Season two will turn up the heat.

The group also shared some Season 2 spoilers. As Elizabeth McCord enters her sophomore year, she is more sure of what she is doing. So, could we see McCord run for higher office? "The discussion has come up," Hall said.
4. Elizabeth and Henry have a highly functional marriage.

4. Elizabeth and Henry have a highly functional marriage.

At its most simplistic level, Madam Secretary is about a powerful woman. But, if you delve in a little deeper, there is a powerful message. "It's refreshing to see a competent man on TV," Daly said. Henry and Elizabeth are a couple that operate as equals in the home.
5. Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman approached Barbara Hall with the idea of a female as Secretary of State.

5. Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman approached Barbara Hall with the idea of a female as Secretary of State.

Hall loved the idea of  "a woman in a man's world," but she wanted something extra. She wanted to be sure the show covered all the bases, specifically, what it's like to spend a day in office and still go home and be a mother.