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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 31 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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Declare your independence.


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Trivia

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 »

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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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The new stereotypes
12 June 2019 | by carey-941-755692See all my reviews

Just finished episode 7 and all the new stereotypes are there.

1. Psychotic white corporate CEO villain 2. White supremacist terrorist (South African, to make him more evil) 3. Saintly trans woman 4. Saintly latina woman 5. Almost saintly gay, black, HIV-positive man 6. Diabolical white woman (campaign manager) who leans to good because she is a woman. 7. White male cheats on wife. 8. White male cheats on girlfriend. 9. Saintly refugees.

There are more but this is a start. As one watches this, one always knows the opinion of the writers and the direction of the next part of the show.


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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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16:9 HD
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