Katherine Heigl's CIA drama "State of Affairs" has been picked up by NBC for series the network announced today. She will play Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker, a top CIA analyst whose task it is to assemble the daily briefing for the President of the United States, portrayed by Alfre Woodard. Her characters role is to assess and prioritize the key security issues facing the nation, enabling the president to make critical life and death decisions.

Charlie has a close relationship with Commander-in-Chief Constance Payton, she was engaged to her son before a terrorist attack claimed his life, and is still searching for answers regarding his death - determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.

In addition to her starring role, Katherine will also executive produce alongside Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon, Julia Franz and writer/director Joe Carnahan. Her co-stars include Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom Jr.

"I am thrilled to be working with NBC and such a talented cast and crew bringing State Of Affairs to primetime," Katherine said following the announcement. The pilot episode for the show, which was shot in New York City, wrapped last month.

State of Affairs is a production of Universal Television, Bob Simonds Company and Abishag Productions.