Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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While on a secret mission to Afghanistan, President Kirkman meets with two infamous warlords and must determine whom he can trust to hand over territories to the United States, while Seth ... See full summary »

Director:

Ian Toynton

Writers:

David Guggenheim (created by), Patrick Cunnane | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Natascha McElhone ... Alex Kirkman (credit only)
Paulo Costanzo ... Lyor Boone
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan ... Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson ... Damian Rennett (credit only)
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Brian Howe ... Harry
Mousa Kraish ... Mullah Bahri
Nasser Faris ... Mullah Fayad
Sarah Power ... Julie Keenan
Abhi Sinha ... Mike Wright
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Storyline

While on a secret mission to Afghanistan, President Kirkman meets with two infamous warlords and must determine whom he can trust to hand over territories to the United States, while Seth has a run-in with Washington D.C. police that puts his job, reputation and future in the White House on the line.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German | Chinese

Release Date:

29 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Mike says he wants to get his boss back to a safe place, Air Force One, he is wrong - when the President is not on board, it's called Air Force Special Flight, not Air Force One. See more »

Goofs

Command elements in Afghanistan don't generally work out of tents. Certainly not the level of command the President would be involved at. Everything shown that takes place in Afghanistan would have been in a normal building. The types of tents shown wouldn't be used for more than a few months, let alone after we've been in the same spot for 17 years. The wind alone in central Afghanistan would quickly destroy them. See more »

Quotes

Emily Rhodes: I don't know where to begin. What were you thinking?
Seth Wright: Em...
Emily Rhodes: Two hundred pills?
Seth Wright: I know. It was bad judgment.
Emily Rhodes: Bad judgment is a brown belt with black shoes. This was...
Seth Wright: Apocalyptically bad judgment.
Emily Rhodes: You work for the White House.
Seth Wright: A fact that I made sure to conceal from the arresting officer.
Emily Rhodes: Seth.
Seth Wright: Em, I'm running out of ways to say I'm sorry.
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Connections

References TMZ on TV (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Designated Survivor Theme
Written & performed by Sean Callery
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19 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The President decides to go to Afghanistan, leaving his staff to field all kinds of problems. Seth gets himself in trouble, a drug distribution charge, and the Lyor guy has some really stupid problems. Eccentrics abound and he is the king. And who is that blonde reporter who has access to everything, popping in an out of places that should be secured, confronting people? Have you also noticed that nearly every woman on this show could qualify as a fashion model? Then there's another saccharine bit with the cook in the Afghan compound. Oh well. I expect too much, like some reality.


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