Woodard plays President Constance Payton in the NBC drama premiering in November.
ESSENCE's October cover girl Alfre Woodard returns to the small screen to star in the NBC political drama State of Affairs.
Woodard plays commander-in-chief in the drama being described as "Scandal meets The West Wing." Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl leads as a CIA officer who works closely with Woodard's President Constance Payton.
State of Affairs premieres Monday, November 17 at 10pm ET on NBC.