*Fresh from her turn in the demon doll-baby flick “Annabelle,” Alfre Woodard on Monday begins her run as President of the United States in NBC’s upcoming freshman series “State of Affairs.”
The drama also marks Katherine Heigl’s return to television following her acrimonious departure from “Grey’s Anatomy” (because she didn’t like how Shonda Rhimes was writing her character). This time around, Heigl also serves as an executive producer on the series, so any complaint about the material will ultimately fall in her lap.
She plays Charleston “Charlie” Tucker, a CIA analyst who preps a threat-assessment document for the president each day – a.k.a. the president’s daily briefing, or PDB.
Additionally, Charlie is still dealing with the death a year earlier of her fiance during a terrorist incident in Kabul. And her fiance just so happened to be the son of Woodard’s character, President Constance Payton.
Woodard is hoping that the role will get America used to the idea of a woman in the Oval Office.
“State of Affairs” premieres Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Watch a promo below: