Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot

State of Affairs First Look: Description, Photos and Trailer

State of Affairs First Look: Description, Photos and Trailer

Katherine Heigl stars on State of Affairs, a new drama slated to bow this fall on NBC. Check out the show's description, promotional photos and official trailer below:

State of Affairs premieres on Monday, Nov. 17 at 10PM.  

Episode description:

CIA Analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) still can't remember what really happens a year ago when the diplomatic convoy she was on was attacked in Kabul. While she and then-Senator Payton (Alfre Woodard) barely made it out alive, Charlie's fiancé, Payton's son Aaron (guest star Mark Tallman), wasn't so lucky. Today is the one-year anniversary of Aaron’s death; Payton is president, Charlie is her CIA briefer and together they’re faced with a choice – try and avenge Aaron’s death by going after Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat), the terrorist responsible for the convoy attack, or hold off in favor of taking down his entire network in the future. 

TV show description:

Each day the President is faced with dozens 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 and 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.

series regulars:

    Adam Kaufman as Lucas Wright
    Alfre Woodard as President Wheeler
    Cliff Chamberlain as Brett Welker
    Katherine Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker
    Leslie Odom, Jr. as Mitchell Manning
    Sheila Vand as Grace Hough
    Tommy Savas as Miles Singh
    David Harbour

guest cast:

    Chris L. McKenna
    Ramsey Faragallah
    Derek Ray.

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