This...*shivers*...this is the one I can't wait to see.
I don't know about the other ladies of the Club, but I'm calling dibs on this one right now.
Alfre Woodard is taking on a presidential turn opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC‘s drama pilot State of Affairs. Directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Universal TV, State Of Affairs stars Heigl as a key CIA attaché who counsels the president (Woodard) on high-stakes incidents around the world. (Source)And I...can't...wait.
I saw the previews for this and my jaw hit the floor. This gives me shivers. This is like some shit I would write. Female leads runnin' shit? Check. Fine-ass sistah in charge? Check, check!
I love Alfre Woodard; I adored her in Star Trek: First Contact where she and Patrick Stewart (I'm onto him) made sparks fly in a very classy, beautiful way. As always, she is looking fabulous to the point of making me jealous.
I'm also a fan of Katherine Heigl; I like her as an actress and I prefer her in serious roles. I think Grey's Anatomy screwed her over by making her the unprofessional, overly emotional softie, but...I don't think that's going to happen here.
I am concerned with that Heigl's screen time will outweigh Woodard's and we won't see much of Woodard's personal life, etc. I have a feeling they're going to make a single President which usually wouldn't bother me, but I want to see who the First Gentleman is and how he rolls (just curious). Or a lesbian President. I'm always down for a lesbian President.
This is one of the few shows that I've really been optimistic about for a while, and I want to hope. I want to hope someone at NBC is reading this blog right now and taking mental notes about my needs and requirements for this show.
What do y'all think?