Fans of Designated Survivor owe a big fat giant thank you to the bosses over at Netflix who decided it was worthy of being saved in the same style that Brooklyn Nine-Nine did, despite it being brutally axed by ABC.
Well, now that we know the show’s fate has been well and truly saved (for this season anyways), you can officially start getting excited for it to return on June 7th 2019. If you need anything else to help you get in the mood, then you might want to check out the trailer right here.
The Netflix gods are smiling down on us as Designated Survivor‘s third season is just around the corner. Kiefer Sutherland is once again back as President Tom Kirkman. It’s sure to be another season of assassination attempts and political unrest — great, what more could you want?
For those who don’t know, Designated Survivor revolves around Kirkman as he is unwillingly thrust into the position of POTUS when everyone above him is killed in a terror attack.
Designated Survivor Season 3 will drop on June 7. Deadline reveals that the shortened run of just 10 episodes *sob* will reportedly focus on Kirkman as he tries to get himself re-elected into office.
Season 3 will apparently “explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.”
Law & Order: SVU‘s Neal Baer hopes to breathe some new life into Designated Survivor as he becomes Season 3’s new showrunner. Considering Baer is the show’s fifth showrunner in its relatively short lifespan, let’s hope he last longer than the others. At least Deadline reports that he’s hit it off with Sutherland.
Alongside Sutherland, Kal Penn, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, and Maggie Q are all set to reprise their roles. Speaking about his return, Sutherland gushed, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of ‘Designated Survivor’ with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer.”
Speaking about the move to the popular streaming service, Sutherland continued, “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.”
After two middling seasons on ABC, network bosses swung the axe and it looked like David Guggenheim’s political thriller could’ve been left on a cliffhanger. Following House of Cards coming to an end, Designated Survivor can seemingly fill the space left behind those warring Underwoods.
Despite a drop in ratings, Designated Survivor still has a loyal fanbase. If Season 3 is a success, there’s every chance the show could get a reprieve and continue in a possible fourth season. It certainly sounds like Baer and Sutherland have plans for where they want Designated Survivor to go next.
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