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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Tom Kirkman 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Adan Canto ...  Aaron Shore 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Italia Ricci ...  Emily Rhodes 43 episodes, 2016-2018
LaMonica Garrett ...  Mike Ritter 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Kal Penn ...  Seth Wright 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Maggie Q ...  Hannah Wells 43 episodes, 2016-2018
Natascha McElhone ...  Alex Kirkman 31 episodes, 2016-2017
Jake Epstein ...  Chuck Russink 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Paulo Costanzo ...  Lyor Boone 22 episodes, 2017-2018
Zoe McLellan ...  Kendra Daynes 21 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sobrevivente Designado See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

On May 11th, 2018 ABC officially cancelled the series after 2 seasons. 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: Hello?
Penny Kirkman: Hi, Daddy.
Tom Kirkman: Who is this?
Penny Kirkman: Your daughter.
Tom Kirkman: No, that's not possible. My daughter's asleep. And I know that because I kissed her goodnight two hours ago.
Penny Kirkman: When are you and Mommy coming home?
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Referenced in Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Something For Every Hole?! (2017) See more »

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starts out great but gets boring
22 May 2017 | by badreligionfanSee all my reviews

The first episode was of a high quality, but after a couple of episodes this show becomes 3 shows. A "House Of Cards" with a "too good, always makes politically correct decisions"-president. He is just not interesting. I wish he wás evil. A "Homeland" woman who tries to save the world on her own. She's also not interesting and the "action scenes" with her are like the A-team or mcgyver. just amateurish. (just like the black screened beeping Hollywood computers they use, with awful animations.) Then there is the wife and kids and it's just too sweet. The "designated survivor" thing is a very interesting story. I wish there were flash back episodes, why the attackers did it. How was the situation before? Also make Keifer suck. Let him make wrong decisions, be a lousy husband that secretly enjoys all this new power.


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