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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 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

It's occasionally said that Tom Kirkman is the first independent president of the United States. George Washington, the first president, was also an independent, and John Tyler, the tenth president, was expelled from his party and effectively served as an independent for most of his term. 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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Referenced in Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Something For Every Hole?! (2017) 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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Color

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16:9 HD
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