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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 Presidential line of succession.

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 Tom Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Leo Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kimble Hookstraten (14 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jason Atwood (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Peter MacLeish (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Shelly (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Wyatt (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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 Presidential line of succession.

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Kevin McNally (Harris Cochrane) appeared in the final episode of 24: Live Another Day as the Russian agent who takes Jack Bauer to Russia See more »

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Tom Kirkman: Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Mike Ritter: Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.
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Disappointing
6 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's simply unfathomable that America after such huge and unprecedented tragic attack would be so dull and relaxed. The series doesn't capture any of the drama in the aftermath of such occurrence. Apart from some shiny moments with Sutherland, the series is soapy, boring and stereotypical. The acting is mediocre and not very believable. The plot is thin and characters are shallow. Music (melodramatic phony songs) ridiculous and series original score absent. The sense of urgency is also missing, there's not swift reappointment of the cabinet or real talk about special elections to reinstate congress and resume legislative operations. The series is nothing like House of Cards, where even every subtle and tiny political act is thrill inducing and watch-worthy. I don't see how this series can progress from that. Absolutely detached from reality and soapy TV show while it could have been one of the best.


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