• Designated Survivor Series

    • Michael J Fox Clip

      Michael J Fox Clip

      • Trailer, English
      • 00:01:32 | 41.655 MB
    • S2B


      • Trailer, English
      • 00:01:00 | 16.644 MB
    • S2


      • Trailer, English
      • 00:01:02 | 17.034 MB
    • S1B ABC Teaser

      S1B ABC Teaser

      • Trailer, English
      • 00:00:34 | 9.248 MB

    Key Information

    S1: 21 x 60', S2: 22 x 60'
    Year of production
    Country of origin
    United States of America
    Produced by
    The Mark Gordon Company, ABC Studios
    New & Returning

    Language versions





    Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union. In the ABC (USA) record-breaking hit series Designated Survivor, Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

    In Season 2, President Kirkman finds his feet as Commander-in-Chief as he closes the ring on the terrorists who destroyed the Capitol and manages the daily fl ow of crises inside the West Wing. He’ll take on some of the world’s most urgent and controversial matters with the help of his aides, including three new series regulars: o beat but brilliant Political Director Lyor Boone (Paulo Costanzo, The Night Of); the new resident legal eagle, White House Counsel Kendra Daynes (Zoe McLellan, NCIS: New Orleans); and British MI6 Agent Damian Rennett (Ben Lawson, No Strings Attached).

    Designated Survivor also stars Maggie Q (Nikita) as Hannah Wells, Kal Penn (House) as Seth Wright, Italia Ricci (Chasing Life) as Emily Rhodes, Adan Canto (Narcos) as Aaron Shore, Natasha McElhone (Californication) as Alex Kirkman, and LaMonica Garrett (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as Mike Ritter.

    Additional Information

    • #1 most watched show of the 2016/17 season on ABC (USA) [P2+]

    • ABC's highest-rated series for over 10 years in its time slot (Wednesday 10pm) (A18-49)

    • "In Kiefer we trust" - The Hollywood Reporter

    • "Compelling... ABC's strongest drama" - Variety

    • "Smartly made" - New York Magazine

    • "Tremendous" - Boston Globe

    • "Incredibly appealing" - Entertainment Weekly

    • "The Oval Office is his" - The New York Times


    Season Breakdown:
    • S1: 21 x 60 min (2016)
    • S2: 22 x 60 min (2017) - New

    Cast & Crew

    Paul McGuigan
    Key talent(s)
    Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Kal Penn, Adan Canto, Maggie Q, Italia Ricci
    David Guggenheim