Axed: Designated Survivor

Kiefer Sutherland drama ends at three seasons on Netflix.

Netflix has called time on Designated Survivor, ending at three seasons.

The Kiefer Sutherland drama, in which he played a low-level cabinet secretary who becomes President, had two seasons with ABC (US) before being axed, but Netflix revived it for a third.

“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated Survivor, and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman. We’re also grateful to showrunner / executive producer Neal Bear for his guiding vision and steady hand, creator/executive producer David Guggenheim and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood and Peter Noah along with the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season.”

Meanwhile animated series Tuca & Bertie, featured Tiffany Hadish and Ali Wong as the voice of two bird-women is also not returning.

“Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca & Bertie,” Netflix said. “We’re grateful to Lisa, and her fellow executive producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and EPs / stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, along with all of the writers and animators for sharing the funny and dynamic female bird duo of Tuca and Bertie with the world. While Tuca & Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.”

Source: Variety

4 Responses

  1. Yes the show really ran out of steam after the initial premise and the challenges that threw up to the accidental President were tackled and he succeeded in the role.
    Anyway it was a fun ride in the first series, so it’s a fond farewell – for the moment – to The Hoarse Whisperer..

  2. Designated Survivor is almost unrecognisable in this final season, it’s like watching an alternative universe to Trump’s America with President Kirkman fighting the West Wing rednecks for Presidential re-election to make America become a kinder friendlier socialist place. The bad guys of course have other ideas. The writers must have been told the number of episodes needed and made up the plot as they went along trying to give the show a racy adult zing with random use of ridiculous profanity.

  3. The most recent season was hated by many of the shows fans for its inclusion of gratuitous profanity and an almost copybook of the Democrats policies from a character that was supposed to be an independent. I thought it was ok, but a bit preachy at times and one c-bomb was out of character for the Pres press secretary.

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