State of Affairs is an American espionage thriller created by Alexi Hawley about a CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.
Each day the president is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions, and to prioritise the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy) - assembles the President's Daily Briefing (PDB).
This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency.
Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives) because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behaviour to avoid facing her grief.
But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., she is all about her job - protecting her nation, serving her president and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder, which will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.
The cast also includes Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour.
Writer-director Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist) serves as executive producer with Dario Scardapane, Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz.
State of Affairs is a production of Universal Television, Bob Simonds Company and Abishag Productions.
State of Affairs premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Monday 13 July 2015, at 21h30. The first episode only was simulcast with sister channel M-Net City, which later aired the series in full from October 2015.