Designated Survivor Series
- 43 x 60′
- Year of production
- Country of origin
- United States of America
- Produced by
- The Mark Gordon Company, ABC Studios
- ScriptedNew & Returning
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 hit ABC 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 Two, 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 flow 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: offbeat but brilliant Political Director Lyor Boone; the new resident legal eagle, White House Counsel Kendra Daynes; and British MI6 Agent Damian Rennett.
Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Maggie Q as Hannah Wells, Kal Penn as Seth Wright, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Natasha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett and LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter.
- #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)
- "The best new network show" - The Huffington Post
- "In Kiefer we trust" - The Hollywood Reporter
• S1: 21 x 60 min (2016)
• S2: 22 x 60 min (2017)
Cast & Crew
- Paul McGuigan
- Key talent(s)
- Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Kal Penn, Adan Canto, Maggie Q, Italia Ricci, Virginia Madsen
- David Guggenheim