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Designated Survivor 

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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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David Guggenheim
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2019   2018   2017   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Tom Kirkman 53 episodes, 2016-2019
Adan Canto ...  Aaron Shore 53 episodes, 2016-2019
Italia Ricci ...  Emily Rhodes 53 episodes, 2016-2019
Kal Penn ...  Seth Wright 53 episodes, 2016-2019
Maggie Q ...  Hannah Wells 50 episodes, 2016-2019
LaMonica Garrett ...  Mike Ritter 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Natascha McElhone ...  Alex Kirkman 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Jake Epstein ...  Chuck Russink 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Paulo Costanzo ...  Lyor Boone 22 episodes, 2017-2018
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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 US Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated series Designated Survivor. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack. Written by ahmetkozan

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There are a good number of plot similarities between Designated Survivor and Tom Clancy novels Debt of Honor and Executive Orders. The Capitol was destroyed with all of Congress, the Cabinet and Supreme Court. The survivor sworn in later has his presidency challenged. In the ensuing chaos, there are a number of attempts on the president's life, manhunts for terrorists and plots involving WMD's. See more »

Goofs

President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Tom Kirkman: Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Mike Ritter: Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.
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Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Whatcha Hough To? (2019) See more »

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Stop watching after season 2
12 June 2019 | by joe-engladeSee all my reviews

Season 1 and 2 where fantastic. A true independent perspective. Season 3 changed to full blown liberal agenda and completely ruined the show. Way to go Hollywood.


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English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Designated Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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