Actor Morgan Freeman attends the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Actor Morgan Freeman attends the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

*Morgan Freeman is expanding his production resume with a new drama pilot set in the world of DC politics.

CBS has ordered “Madam Secretary,” a project from the Oscar-winning actor that centers on the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she pushes international diplomacy, deals with office politics and balances a complicated family life, reports TVGuide.com.

“Joan of Arcadia” creator Barbara Hall wrote the pilot and will executive-produce along with Freeman, Lori McCreary (“Invictus”) and Tracy Mercer (“Through the Wormhole”).

This is Freeman’s latest foray into producing for TV. He’s previously been the executive producer on documentary science series “Through the Wormhole” and “Curiosity for Discovery.”