We report a lot of Netflix news here and I must have missed this but Designated Survivor is back thanks to Netflix and that makes me happy. Designated Survivor is a political thriller drama series that ran for two seasons on ABC, then it was canceled. When my wife and I first started watching it, we weren’t sure if we’d even like it. But it only took one episode to get us hooked.
So it was a real disappointment when we found out the show would not be around for a season 3. So I was pretty shocked to find out just now that Netflix picked this awesome show up from the ashes and is giving it new life. Now I can only pray that they don’t kill it too soon like they did Longmire.
Kiefer Sutherland stars as Thomas Kirkman, an American politician named as the designated survivor for the State of the Union address, who suddenly ascends from the position of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to President of the United States after an explosion kills everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession. Kirkman deals with his inexperience as head of state while looking to uncover the truth behind the attack.
In season 3, America’s fate rests in the hands of a low-level official after an attack on Washington decimates the government in this gripping political thriller.Wikipedia
We love this show and even though Sutherland’s acting is basically everything he always does, it works. He even says his Jack Bower line in here, “I give you my word,” or some variant of it. I can get past Sutherland’s acting because the show is pretty well written and the cast is excellent. I’m especially happy that Kal Pen is back as Seth Wright, he’s one of the strongest in the entire cast.
We’re looking forward to watching season 3 of Designated Survivor, how about you? Will you be catching this when it hits on June 7th over on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.