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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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 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Jake Epstein ...  Chuck Russink 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Paulo Costanzo ...  Lyor Boone 22 episodes, 2017-2018
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Storyline

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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Declare your independence.


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Many of the news reporters are actual news personalities on WNEP-16 ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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I am not one for political shows but...
17 November 2018 | by katrina-devriesSee all my reviews

This show, which I stumbled upon when trying to find something to watch, grabbed me right off the cuff. Full of twists and turns, incredible storylines and great actors, I am sold. From terrorists, to conspiracies, to family and finally the incredible conflicts going on within the country. Watch it. Now.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Designated Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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