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Watch Alfre Woodard Play The POTUS In First Trailer & Clip From NBC Fall Drama Series 'State Of Affairs'

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 12, 2014 10:29 AM
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Here's your first look at Alfre Woodard in the new NBC drama State of Affairs, which has picked up a series order from the network, for the 2014/2015 TV season.

The series will star Katherine Heigl as a top CIA analyst who assembles the President’s Daily Briefing, which is a list of the most vital security issues facing the nation. The job brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Heigl's character and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, she has a close personal relationship with the President (played by Alfre Woodard - yes, there will be a black woman president on television next season) because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. She survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. She is all about her job — protecting her nation, serving her President and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé’s murder that will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.

The series cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr., playing Chief of Staff to the President. And Mark Tallman plays Woodard's son/Heigl's fiancee. 

Joe Carnahan, who directed Smoking AcesThe A-Team and The Grey, directed the pilot and is also executive producer.

First, watch the full trailer below; and underneath you'll find a clip.

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  • boomslang | May 13, 2014 3:59 PMReply

    i have a problem with Katharyn Heigl playing this role. Ole girl cannot act her way out of a paper bag. she is oke doke for lightweight comedies . This poster looks like one of the billboards ads for a cosmetic company . L'oreal , parceque je le faux bien.

  • Mia | May 13, 2014 6:04 AMReply

    oh crap I wish that Heigl chick wasn't in this... I can't stand her

  • Alias | May 12, 2014 11:57 PMReply

    This show will be cancelled almost immediately. Heigl long ago alienated any fans she may have had. ...Love Alfre, but can't watch this Titanic failure.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | May 12, 2014 10:27 PMReply


  • whodat | May 12, 2014 9:22 PMReply

    d@mn it!!! i was going to watch this show until i realized that was katherine heigl---- i refuse to watch anything that she's on even if alfre woodard in it.

  • Donella | May 12, 2014 2:44 PMReply

    I must pass on Katherine Heigel.

  • Ojie | May 12, 2014 11:53 AMReply


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