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Kiefer Sutherland Returns to TV in First Look Photos From ABC’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

By on September 8, 2016

(ABC/Ian Watson) KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Kiefer Sutherland makes a return to TV in ABC’s political thriller Designated Survivor, hitting screens on Sept. 21.

Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union.

The series will see Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

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Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

The pilot episode was written by David Guggenheim and directed by Paul McGuigan.

Designated Survivor premieres Wednesday Sept. 21 on ABC.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - "Pilot"

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