Kiefer Sutherland returns to our screen for the new ABC thriller “Designated Survivor.”
The ’24’ actor will star as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is appointed president of the United States after an attack on the capitol during the State of the Union address.
Designated Survivor is an American political drama television series created by David Guggenheim and will air every Wednesday night on ABC. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn and Maggie Q.
On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of the Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman, who has been named the designated survivor. Kirkman is immediately sworn in as President, unaware that the attack is just the beginning of what is to come.
You can see the official trailer here: