Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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A natural disaster endangers two White House staffers while President Kirkman makes an announcement no one saw coming, as well as dealing with turmoil from the hacker and congressional investigation.


Chris Grismer


David Guggenheim (created by), Keith Eisner | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo ... Lyor Boone
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett ... Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan ... Kendra Daynes
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Michael J. Fox ... Ethan West
Geoff Pierson ... Cornelius Moss
Nora Zehetner ... Valeria Poreskova
Jake Epstein ... Chuck Russink
Tanner Buchanan ... Leo Kirkman
Zachary Bennett ... Senator Cameron Feller
Jessica Tuck ... Senator Crowl


As President Kirkman continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and Congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers. Meanwhile, Kirkman's closest allies are surprised when the president makes an announcement no one saw coming.

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16 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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This series was canceled on May 11, 2018, which is why some scenes present sudden wrap-ups for characters and subplots, but Netflix picked up the series, adding a number of scenes that set up the third season. See more »


When Agent Wells and the girl, Amy Bleecker, are walking along a London street, all visible British car registrations are wrongly configured, starting with 2 numbers, then 2 letters, then 3 letters. As such, they would be illegal. The correct, legal configuration is 2 letters, 2 numbers, 3 letters. The first 2 letters show where (at which local DVLA office) the registration was issued, the 2 numbers give an indication of the year of issue and the last 3 letters (serial letters) are random, individual to each vehicle and normally have no special meaning. See more »


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If it wants to be renewed......
26 May 2018 | by jjwp-335-70242See all my reviews

Making a happy ending every episode makes a mockery of the fans. Make the suspense lasting over episodes. This draws the crowds making it a event.

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