The news was somewhat surprising, as the show had been expected to receive a season three renewal; although live ratings weren’t particularly strong, its delayed viewing numbers were impressive, and it had been profitable for the network thanks to its international distribution deal with Netflix.
Well, according to Deadline, it seems that Netflix may come to the series’ rescue, with producers eOne in talks with the streaming giant about picking up the thriller for a third season. However, the site notes that one sticking block may be the fact that Netflix rival Hulu has the Us VOD rights to the first two seasons, something which the parties are looking to untangle.
Designated Survivor sees Sutherland as Thomas Kirkman, a politician who suddenly finds himself elevated to the position of President
Coming off its second season, “Designated” Survivor starred Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a man who became president in the series premiere after a catastrophic bombing killed the majority of the country’s leaders. While the FBI worked to get to the bottom of who was really to blame for the bombing, Kirkman worked on rebuilding the country. In the second season, a year after he took office, he was still searching for the mastermind of the attack while dealing with new threats on their soil and abroad.The series also starred Paulo Costanzo,
Hank is a rising star in the New York City medical community, until he loses everything fighting for the life of a patient. With his career stalled and his personal life in shambles, Hank is in need of a new beginning. That’s where his younger brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) steps in. Fed up with Hank’s personal pity party, he convinces Hank to join him on a last-minute trip to the Hamptons for Memorial Day weekend. When the brothers crash a party at the home of Hamptons’ billionaire and a guest falls critically ill, Hank saves the day. His dramatic medical rescue draws attention from the crowd. Inadvertently, Hank becomes the hot new “concierge doctor” in town. With encouragement
But no one will be as mad as Tom Kirkman (
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In the first season of Designated Survivor, Tom Kirkman (the legendary Kiefer Sutherland) was only the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, but he became President Of The United States in what can only be described as a very dramatic take on King Ralph - everyone above him in the line of succession was killed in a terrorist attack that for some reason Jack Bauer was unable to prevent, and now Kirkman's the man in charge.
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Our sister site Deadline reports that McLellan — who most recently costarred on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans for its first two seasons — is boarding Season 2 as Kendra Daynes, a brilliant attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel.
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McLellan’s casting follows the addition of Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains) and Ben Lawson (The Deep End) as, respectively, the new White House Political Director and an MI6 agent who
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