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?
Episode 1.2, Designated Survivor: The First Day
(2016), names the late FBI Director as "Jacobs". In the early books/movies in the Jack Ryan-series by Tom Clancy
the FBI Director is called "Emil Jacobs". Might be a tribute to the author of the books that probably inspired this interesting show. See more
President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans. See more
You're still on my side?
I'm always on your side, Mr. President.