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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 33 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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Trivia

In episode 1.2, Designated Survivor: The First Day (2016), in the White House corridors, we can hear the same ringtone as used in 24 (2001). This VOIP phone was widely available and is still used in offices across the globe to this day. See more »

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Several times throughout the first season the Resolute Desk is seen without the hinged "knee hole" that FDR had installed with the presidential seal. See more »

Quotes

[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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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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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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