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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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A natural disaster endangers two White House staffers while President Kirkman makes an announcement no one saw coming, as well as dealing with turmoil from the hacker and congressional ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Tom Kirkman 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Adan Canto ...  Aaron Shore 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Italia Ricci ...  Emily Rhodes 44 episodes, 2016-2019
LaMonica Garrett ...  Mike Ritter 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Kal Penn ...  Seth Wright 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Maggie Q ...  Hannah Wells 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Natascha McElhone ...  Alex Kirkman 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Jake Epstein ...  Chuck Russink 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Paulo Costanzo ...  Lyor Boone 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoe McLellan ...  Kendra Daynes 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Ben Lawson ...  Damian Rennett 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Tanner Buchanan ...  Leo Kirkman 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Reed Diamond ...  John Forstell 19 episodes, 2016-2018
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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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Country:

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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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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

President Tom Kirkman has used the term "Damn it" 2 times in the first 5 episodes ofDesignated Survivor (2016). That was a go to line for Jack Bauer in every season of 24 (2001). 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: You're still on my side?
Alex Kirkman: I'm always on your side, Mr. President.
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Connections

Referenced in Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Something For Every Hole?! (2017) See more »

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Love this show, its drama is tense and strong characters.
30 September 2016 | by kuuk3See all my reviews

It really is an older Jack Bauer as the President. He doesn't need a gun anymore, but his moral compass is just as strong. His character is learning what it means to have power and manipulate people to do what is needed.

Its only been two days since the incident, so I guess its to early to have any answers. However I think an inside job has to be the obvious solution for how it happened, which will probably be addressed in the future.

So far I love this show and recommend everyone to watch it on Netflicks.


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