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.
Did You Know?
, who plays the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on the show, previously played a character named Ben Carson in Mirrors
(2008). In 2016, the same year the pilot of the show was released, Ben Carson was officially nominated (& subsequently sworn in) for the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. See more
President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans. 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.