Kiefer Sutherland is back in a political thriller reminiscent of 24. Designated Survivor deals with the fallout of one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil and allows Kiefer to use his talents to maximum effect. It is currently airing on ABC at 10 ET/ 9C on Wednesdays for a run of 13 episodes.
On the night of the State of the Union, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of the Cabinet except for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom 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.
- Kiefer Sutherland as
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- Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman
- Adan Canto as Aaron Shore
- Maggie Q as Hannah Wells
- LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter
- Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes