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State of Affairs

Genres: Drama, Thriller
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net City

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
NBC 17 Nov 2014 16 Feb 2015 Mondays, 22h00 - 23h00 13
M-Net 13 Jul 2015 14 Sep 2015 Mondays, 21h30 - 22h30 13
M-Net City 30 Oct 2015 11 Dec 2015 Fridays, 19h00 - 21h00 (double bill) 13


Season 1

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.

Broadcast Notes

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.


Season 1 Cast

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Charleston Tucker

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President Constance Payton

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Lucas Newsome

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Maureen James

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Kurt Tannen

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Dashiell Greer

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David Patrick

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CIA Director Skinner

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Therapist

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Syd

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Raymond Navaro

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Marshall Payton

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Anatoly Simonov

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Comms Officer 1

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Mara

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President Chu Jian

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Guest Star

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Dale / Guard

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Senator Kyle Green

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Jules

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Rayst Kamal

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Dale Scott

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CIA Yemen

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Ahmad Ahmadi

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Victor Gantry

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Jennifer

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Eric Markey

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Senator Burke

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FBI Agent Mike Hernandez

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Kenneth Travers

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Acting Director Banks

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Mrs. Setton

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Stacy Dover

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