Designated Survivor is a story of Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), who is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. But after a mass terrorist attack on the State of the Union address in Washington leaves him as the only Survivor and the President of America.
Will Designated Survivor Return With Another Season
Although, the show was dropped by ABC after the initial run of two seasons. But the streaming giant Netflix announced in September 2018 that they have taken the rights of the show and will return with a third season as a “Netflix Original.”
Kiefer Sutherland who plays Tom Kirkman said this at the show’s renewal:
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season three 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 was not previously possible.”
Cast Members Of Designated Survivor Season 3
Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role as President Tom Kirkman. Kal Penn will be back as Seth Wright, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore and Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.
Designated Survivor Season 3 Story
Kiefer Sutherland with an interview with RadioTimes.com told,
“Next season would undoubtedly have to be the beginning of an election campaign. And then I think you’re going to have to deal with a character who has to make the decision if he really wants to run in the first place.”
“He’s gone through the loss of his wife. He’s spent less and less time with his children, and the one thing that character valued more than anything at the very opening of that show was his family – and it’s been not that slowly pulled apart. So, there are more decisions that will have to be made,” he further added.
The official synopsis for Designated Survivor Season three reads:
“President Kirkman will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance, and ‘fake news.’ Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.”
When Will Designated Survivor Season 3 Release
Currently, Netflix has not revealed any confirmed date for the release of the third season. But the good news is that the cast members of Designated Survivor has revealed that they finished the filming of the show in February 2019.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) February 12, 2019
— Italia Ricci (@italiaricci) February 5, 2019