Netflix is reviving Kiefer Sutherland’s political drama Designated Survivor falling ABC’s decision to axe the show.
Already streamed on Netflix outside the US, the series stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low ranking US cabinet member who becomes president after the entire US Government is killed in a terror attack.
The ten-part third series will see Kirkman face a political reality: campaigning – and will go into production later this year and launch in 2019 exclusively on Netflix.
Executive Producer Mark Gordon Quote: “The continuation of the show via Netflix is a win-win for all involved.
“The story of President Kirkman and those around him has not been fully told and we look forward to working with our new partner in continuing the show for a global audience.”
Kiefer Sutherland Quote: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of ‘Designated Survivor’ with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer.
“I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible.”
Bela Bajaria Quote: “Timely and gripping, Designated Survivor has quickened the pulses of our Netflix members outside the US and Canada in its first two seasons.
“The international audience for the show drove our interest to bring the show to the world as a Netflix original for its third season and we are excited to bring the first 2 seasons to our US and Canadian members as well.”