Designated Survivor is an American political thriller drama television series directed by Paul McGuigan, Brad Turner, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Paul A. Edwards, Michael Katleman, Richard J. Lewis, Norberto Barba and David Guggenheim.

Official trailers

Netflix on Friday, May 03, 2019 released the trailer:
Designated Survivor: Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix .

Story intro

On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion destroys the United States Capitol building and claims the lives of the President and everyone in the line of succession except for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Kirkman, who had been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.


Kiefer Sutherland
Thomas Adam "Tom" Kirkman, the President of the United States and the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Natascha McElhone
Alexandra "Alex" Kirkman (seasons 1 - 2), Tom's devoted wife and a former immigration lawyer
Adan Canto
Aaron Shore, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Italia Ricci
Emily Rhodes, Tom's Chief of Staff from his days as HUD Secretary
LaMonica Garrett
Mike Ritter (season 1 - 2), a Secret Service agent originally assigned to Tom's personal security detail
Tanner Buchanan
Leo Kirkman (season 1; recurring season 2 - present), Tom's teenaged son
Kal Penn
Seth Wright, a speechwriter
Maggie Q
Hannah Wells, an FBI agent assigned to investigate the events surrounding the bombing
Paulo Costanzo
White House Political Director Lyor Boone (season 2 - present), a highly skilled yet socially inept political consultant hired to help develop the Kirkman administration's political strategy
Zoe McLellan
White House Counsel Kendra Daynes (season 2 - present)
Ben Lawson
Damian Rennett (season 2), an MI6 agent assigned to find the bombing's chief architect


The series is produced by Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios (seasons 1 - 2).

The average duration of each episode is 42 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.

External links

Official website:

Google: #DesignatedSurvivor

Youtube: #DesignatedSurvivor

Wikipedia: Designated Survivor (TV series)