Katherine Heigl's New Series 'State of Affairs' Loses Showrunner
Katherine Heigl's New Series 'State of Affairs' Loses Showrunner
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Katherine Heigl's drama thriller series hasn't even aired yet but there's already drama brewing behind the scenes as showrunner Ed Bernero decided to quit the NBC series. Despite having a reputation of being difficult to work with, the former Grey's Anatomy star was apparently not the reason behind Bernero's exit.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, a source close to the project said Bernero had creative differences with series creator and fellow executive producer Joe Carnahan. 

Meanwhile, Variety reports that Dario Scardapane, whose credits include Trauma, The Bridge and Dominion, is already in negotiations to take over as showrunner. 


State of Affairs revolves around Heigl's character CIA analyst Charleston Tucker, who is tasked with briefing the President about crucial issues facing the country. The series also stars  Alfre Woodard as President Constance Payton, Adam Kaufman as Lucas Newsome, Sheila Vand as Maureen James, Cliff Chamberlain as Kurt Tannen, Tommy Savas as Dashiell Greer, David Harbour as David Patrick, Chief of Staff and Mark Tallman as Aaron Payton, son of President Constance Payton and Charleston's fiancee.

State of Affairs is set to premiere on November 17 on NBC.

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