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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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3   2   1  
2019   2018   2017   2016  
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Cast

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are a good number of plot similarities between Designated Survivor and Tom Clancy novels Debt of Honor and Executive Orders. The Capitol was destroyed with all of Congress, the Cabinet and Supreme Court. The survivor sworn in later has his presidency challenged. In the ensuing chaos, there are a number of attempts on the president's life, manhunts for terrorists and plots involving WMD's. See more »

Goofs

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: You're still on my side?
Alex Kirkman: I'm always on your side, Mr. President.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Saving Mr. Rogers (2019) See more »

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Why the cursing?
7 June 2019 | by rgbilbreySee all my reviews

I've liked this show even though it's a little liberal for me. I was excited Netflix picked it up after being cancelled. Why did Netflix have to add the cursing? The show was fine without it. Language doesn't add anything to the quality of the show. I know everyone thinks it makes it more realistic but I disagree. It just isn't needed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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