Alfre Woodard has been cast as the President of the United States in Katherine's upcoming CIA / political drama State Of Affairs.

State Of Affairs

Woodard will play President Constance Payton, who hires perfectionist Charleston "Charlie" Whitney Tucker (Katherine Heigl) - her late son's ex-girlfriend, to be her legal briefer.

Woodard is an Oscar nominee, a Golden Globe winner, and has received numerous Emmy nominations, including four wins for her work in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Miss Evers' Boys and The Practice. Other credits include St. Elsewhere, True Blood, Homicide: Life on the Street and Desperate Housewives, as well the 2014 Oscar best picture winner 12 Years a Slave.

Mark Tallman will play Aaron Payton, Charleston's fiancé in the Universal Television pilot for NBC.