Renewed: Netflix rescues Designated Survivor
Good news for fans of President Kirkman with axed series thrown a lifeline for a third season.
Netflix has thrown a lifeline to Kiefer Sutherland drama Designated Survivor after it was axed by ABC (US).
It will return for a third season of 10 episodes in which President Kirkman (Sutherland) 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.
Kiefer Sutherland said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne and (showrunner) Neal Baer. I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible.”
Executive Producer Mark Gordon said, “The continuation of the show via Netflix is a win-win for all involved. The story of President Kirkman and those around him has not been fully told and we look forward to working with our new partner in continuing the show for a global audience.”
For Australian fans there will be no change given the series was already available via Netflix.
Season 3 will go into production later this year and launch in 2019.