As we prepare for Madam Secretary season 6, there is a lot to be excited for — and that includes some surprising castings that came about in interesting ways. This brings us now to the interesting case of Linda Powell.
Per a new report coming in right now via Entertainment Weekly, the daughter of Colin Powell is being brought on as the new FBI director for the final batch of episodes. It’s a cool story given the history of service that her father has to this country — and also the fact that Colin Powell himself has previously appeared! Yet, what makes this all the more special/interesting to us is knowing that when Linda first auditioned, the producers didn’t even know that she had the family tie that she does.
Here is some of what executive producer Barbara Hall had to say about the casting after the fact:
“We love Linda and think she brings a strong sense of authenticity and authority to the role of FBI director … She was cast by producers through the regular audition process. We were later told by our casting director [Mark Saks] that her father is Colin Powell. So we’re thrilled to have had two members of the Powell family on our show.”
In looking at this audition on the surface, what is most exciting is knowing mostly that seeing the FBI director will add yet another dimension of authenticity to a season that could very well prove to be ripe with it. There’s just so much stuff to love about what we’re going to get in the upcoming weeks! Think in terms of Elizabeth doing what she can in order to be the best President of the United States possible, while her husband Henry McCord takes on the title of First Husband and all of the responsibilities that go along with that.
New episodes of Madam Secretary are not going to premiere until October; while some other shows are coming up on Sunday, you’re going to have to wait a little while to see what is coming up next for the McCord Administration.
What do you want to see from the new FBI Director on Madam Secretary season 6?
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