Katherine Heigl to Star in NBC 'State of Affairs' Premiering November 2014, Watch First Trailer Here (VIDEO)
NBC has announced that "State of Affairs" will premiere as a new show in 2014 and 2015 line-up. "State of Affairs" will premiere this November, starring Katherine Heigl, from Writer/Director Joe Carnahan ("The Blacklist"). The series is a high-octane, edge-of-your-seat thriller that could change the way you see politics, the White House and the world at large. Watch NBC's first trailer teaser for "State of Affairs" above.
"We're excited to bring Katherine back to television," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said about the former Grey's Anatomy star. "This will debut in mid-November and when we saw the first clip of the pilot we knew we had something really special."
"State of Affairs" marks the return of former "Grey's Anatomy" star Heigl to series TV. This one is about a CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. This will be Heigl's first regular prime-time gig since she exited Grey's in 2010. The cast also includes Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom, Jr. Writer-director Joe Carnahan ("The Blacklist") serves as executive producer with Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz. "State of Affairs" is a production of Universal Television, Bob Simonds Company and Abishag Productions.
Official plot: Each day the president is faced with hundreds of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy") - assembles the president's Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston are her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with the president (Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives") because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behavior to avoid facing her grief. But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., 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.
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