Apr 17, 2014

Tradecraft: State of Affairs Elects Alfre Woodard President

NBC's Katherine Heigl CIA series State of Affairs has cast its U.S. President: Alfre Woodard. Deadline reports that Woodard (My Own Worst Enemy) will play the Commander in Chief that Heigl's CIA attaché briefs daily on world crises. Additionally, the trade blog also reports that Leslie Odom, Jr. (Person of Interest) will play Mitchell Manning, the President's Chief of Staff. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) directs the pilot. Last year he directed the pilot for The Blacklist, and that not only got picked up to series, but went on to become one of the biggest hits of the season. Will he do it again?

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