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ABC has brought on Amy B. Harris as showrunner and executive producer for Kiefer Sutherland's new Designated Survivor TV series. Harris created The Carrie Diaries, a Sex and the City prequel, which was cancelled by The CW after two seasons. She also EPed Wicked City which was cancelled by ABC after three episodes.
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The project, which received a straight-to-series order in December, centers on Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman, a lower-level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly handed the presidency after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union address kills everyone above him in the line of succession.
Penn (House) will play Kirkland’s speech writer, Ricci (Chasing Life) his chief of staff. »
The drama landed a straight-to-series order in December. It centers around Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman, a low-level U.S. Cabinet member who finds himself unexpectedly appointed President after a terrorist attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Penn has been cast as Seth, a White House speechwriter who has his doubts about Sutherland’s newly-appointed Potus; Q will portray Hannah, the FBI agent in charge of investigating the bombing; McElhone is Jessica, Tom’s wife and an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Ricci will play Emily, Kirkman’s chief of staff before the bombing.
- Laura Prudom
The Carrie Diaries creator Amy B. Harris has come on board as executive producer and showrunner of Designated Survivor, ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama starring Kiefer Sutherland. Written on spec by David Guggenheim (Safe House), the project, executive produced by Simon Kinberg (The Martian) hails from the Mark Gordon Company Studios and ABC Studios. In it, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower level United States Cabinet member, is suddenly appointed… »
4 items from 2016
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