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Move over Barack Obama, there's a new president in town. Alfre Woodard will play the Commander in Chief in NBC's pilot State of Affairs,Deadline reports

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The drama, directed by Joe Carnahan, also stars Katherine Heigl as a key CIA attaché who counsels the president regarding international security.

Heigl will executive-produce with writers Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist) and Alexi Hawley (Castle). Cliff Chamberlain will also star.

Woodard's recent credits include the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave, Lifetime's Steel MagnoliasTrue Blood and Copper.

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