Designated Survivor is an American political drama television series created by David Guggenheim, starring Kiefer Sutherland, airing on ABC. The project skipped the pilot stage and was ordered straight to series on December 14, 2015, followed by a formal announcement on May 6, 2016. The first episode premiered on September 21, 2016, with a full season order coming eight days later. The series was formally cancelled on May 11, 2018 and it will conclude on May 16, 2018.

On the night of the State of the Union speech, an explosion claims the lives of the President of the United States, essentially the entire Congress, and everyone in the presidential line of succession except for United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Kirkman, who had been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.

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  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Natascha McElhone
  • Adan Canto
  • Italia Ricci
  • LaMonica Garrett
  • Tanner Buchanan
  • Kal Penn
  • Maggie Q
  • Paulo Costanzo
  • Zoe McLellan
  • Ben Lawson

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