If the political drama returns for season 7, it might follow the storyline of House of Cards. Here’s how.
When a political drama is just that good, chances are not too slim of it getting renewed. Wouldn’t you agree? Madam Secretary, an acclaimed show that put the spotlight into the hidden workings of the US government in a way that wasn’t overly dramatic, was cancelled after six seasons.
- Madam Secretary season 7: Why it could happen
- How Madam Secretary could follow the storyline of House of Cards
The show followed US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, as she worked in the depths of US office politics and navigated diplomacy and international relations, while staying true to her own goals and ambitions. It was loosely based on Hillary Clinton, who actually served as Secretary of State once.
Although the show was officially cancelled with a season 6 that consisted of just 10 episodes, we believe Madam Secretary season 7 is not too far-fetched a dream. What’s more, if the show is renewed, it could follow the narrative course another political drama took in its last season: House of Cards.
Could Madam Secretary season 7 really happen?
The show had a successful run for six seasons, and the performance of Téa Leoni, who plays McCord, was highly praised. Towards the end of the series, McCord campaigns for the Presidential elections, and wins it, becoming the first female President of the US.
But then, CBS released a statement announcing that it was cancelling the show. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said, “It’s hard when a show ‘poof goes away.’ We like to be able to do this and send the show off with a great deal of respect and celebration.”
But fans were not yet ready to say goodbye to it. Several of them posted on social media, asking for its continuation in some form.
However, even if Madam Secretary season 7 doesn’t release as per fans’ demand, there is always the chance for a spin-off that could be based on the trajectory of House of Cards.
How Madam Secretary could follow the storyline of House of Cards
The thing about shows that are based on the functioning of the US government is the longevity of an office. High-ranking official positions in the government are not that long-lasting. So, McCord could only go a few seasons working as Secretary of State. After that, she would have to vacate her position.
Of course, the makers of the show foresaw this, and so, in the final episodes we see McCord assume office as the first female President of the country. There is such rich material available to further the story, which could now focus on McCord as the President.
In fact, in House of Cards following allegations of sexual harassments, lead actor Kevin Spacey was fired and his character killed off. The show then took a new course in its sixth and final season, focusing on Claire Underwood, the wife of the character played by Kevin Spacey, as she becomes the first female President of the US.
There have been campaigns regarding the production of a spin-off called Madam President, which could revolve around McCord’s presidential career in a similar way. However, there haven’t been official statements saying that the spin-off would be considered.
But, fret not! We now live in a culture where cancelled shows are regularly brought back to life, so there may be a chance yet of Madam Secretary getting to run in office for more seasons after all.