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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Gets Season 3 Premiere Date at Netflix

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 3 years ago

(L-R)Kal Pen as Seth Wright, Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman. Photo © Netflix


Beleaguered political drama/conspiracy thriller Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, has a season 3 premiere date.

Following its original axing at ABC, the show will make a return for a third season comprising 10 new episodes, on Netflix on June 7, 2019.

The news came a brand new “Recap” trailer outlining the major events of the series to date. 

The show is not without its own share of behind the scenes drama either, featuring a revolving door of showrunners including Amy B. Harris (Wicked City), Jon Harmon Feldman (Blood & Oil), Jeff Melvoin (Army Wives), Keith Eisner (The Good Wife), and ER’s Neal Baer who will now oversee the third season.

With the show’s two season conspiracy angle now solved, and the perpetrators of one of America’s most severe terrorist attacks finally brought to justice (read dispatched!), season 3 will focus on Kirkman’s shrunken family unit (consisting of himself and his daughter), as it poses the question: can a good man stay a good man surrounded by the world of politics?

Joining the cast for season 3 are ER’s Anthony Edwards, who will take on the role of Chief of Staff Mars Harper, and Lauren Holly (Picket Fences) as Lynn Harper, Mars’ wife, who suffers from an opiate addiction following an accident.

Meanwhile, Julie White (Nurse Jackie) is tapped to play will play campaign manager Lorraine Zimmer, and Benjamin Watson (The L.A. Complex) will recur as Digital Officer Dontae Evans, a gay black man who keeps the president on track on issues of diversity. Finally, Elena Tovar (General Hospital) will play Isabel Pardo, the White House’s director of Social Innovation.


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