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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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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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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Many of the news reporters are actual news personalities on WNEP-16 ABC affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. See more »

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There are many outdoor scenes which unintentionally indicate that the series is filmed in Toronto, such as street scenes which include Toronto landmarks, Toronto style streetlights, GO (Government of Ontario) buses, TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) buses, and Toronto street signs. See more »

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[from trailer]
Speechwriter #2: Guy's never been elected to anything.
Speechwriter #1: Did you know President Richmond fired him this morning? Now he's the president.
Seth Wright: Maybe he'll realize he has no business running the country.
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Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Whatcha Hough To? (2019) See more »

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Started out good ended bad.
25 March 2020 | by aleksanderk-95350See all my reviews

I enjoyed the first two seasons of Designated Survivor it was entertaining and kept your interest. If your a 24 fan you will enjoy the first two seasons it's basically if Jack Bauer became president. The third season it fell apart with the removal of some of the cast with no explanation. They also added lots of unnecessary cussing that did not fit the vibe it totally changed the mood of the show.


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Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Designated Survivor See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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