Designated Survivor (Wednesdays at 10 pm ET from Sept. 21) sees Kiefer Sutherland taking on the role of Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union address.
The series will follow Kirkman as he struggles 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.
Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natasha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman; with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.
The series is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper. Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers.
Designated Survivor premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c on ABC.
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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - ABC's "Designated Survivor" stars Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Jessica Kirkman, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter and Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)