Summary : A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Channel: ABC, Wednesdays at 10 pm
Created by: David Guggenheim
Production Co: ABC Studios, Entertainment 360
Stars: Adan Canto, Kiefer Sutherland, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn
I have been looking forward to this show since I have seen the trailers for it.
Kiefer Sutherland is back on the TV screen, doing what he loves, but this TIME, from the Oval Office (spoiler!).
First, someone explain this Designated Survivor? Well, according to Wikipedia (I know worst source ever, Counselor), but it’s a REAL THING! How did I not learn this in school?
Okay, so basically, the Designated Survivor is a cabinet member who is placed in an area a considerable distance away, in the event things go downhill. Then that person is basically, the new President of the United States (after confirmation of the passing of the incumbent, of course). That, is so much crazy wow!
Okay, Sutherland is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Who, well, gets appointed to a new position. But First, he gets a call…
During the State of the Union, Secret Service busts in and secures Kirkman (Sutherland). The nation is in devastation. The people are looking for a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Kirkman is freaking out. Can he do the job he was thrust into or will he be unseated?
You’ll see some familiar faces: Maggie Q as FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Kal Penn as Speech Writer Seth Wright.
Another side of the Presidency that we have learned, and the cabinet as well.
I hope this show sticks it out. I have seen quite a few start and stop. Fingers Crossed!!
Oh, if you have the ABC app or Hulu you can totally catch it and see what it’s about!