The official trailer for Designated Survivor season three finds President Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) turning to his staff for advice on entering the upcoming race for the White House. Kirkman’s only the President of the United States due to a terrorist attack that wiped out the elected officials above him in rank. Now in season three Kirkman’s faced with the choice of walking away after he finishes out his current term or vying for votes in the presidential election.
In addition to dropping the official trailer, Netflix released a new poster for season three. The upcoming season marks the first under Netflix after Designated Survivor spent two seasons on ABC before getting axed.
Joining Kiefer Sutherland in the season three cast are returning series stars Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, Kal Penn as Seth Wright, and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells. Newcomers include Anthony Edwards as Mars Harper, Lorraine Zimmer as Julie White, Dontae Evans as Ben Watson and Isabel Pardo as Elena Tovar.
David Guggenheim created the series and serves as an executive producer with Mark Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Peter Noah. Neal Bear is the season three showrunner and also executive produces.
Netflix will release Designated Survivor season three on Friday, June 7, 2019.
The Plot, Courtesy of Netflix:
“The high-stakes political thriller stars Kiefer Sutherland as a low-level cabinet member who is suddenly catapulted to the position of President of the United States after a devastating terrorist attack strikes during the State of the Union, killing all those ahead of him in the presidential succession line.
In season three President Kirkman faces 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.”
A Look Back at Season 2:
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 10 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 11 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 12 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 16 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 17 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 18 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 20 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 21 Recap
– Designated Survivor Season 2 Finale Recap