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.
Declare your independence.
Did You Know?
Many of the news reporters are actual news personalities on WNEP-16 ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. See more
There are many outdoor scenes which unintentionally indicate that the series is filmed in Toronto, such as street scenes which include Toronto landmarks, Toronto style streetlights, GO (Government of Ontario) buses, TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) buses, and Toronto street signs. See more
Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.