Netflix sets Designated Survivor season 3 premiere date
Netflix swooped in to save the political thriller Designated Survivor last year after ABC cancelled the series and just as the streaming service did with fellow revived series, Lucifer, lead star Kiefer Sutherland and the marketing team have put together a recap of the prior seasons for those looking to jump right in, as well as announcing a June premiere date, which can be viewed in the player below!
Designated Survivor follows Sutherland’s President Kirkman after he was thrust into the role by a devastating terrorist attack. According to Netflix, the new season will resume with Kirkman preparing to fight for reelection. “Campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and fake news” will all be among the topics explored in season 3. And because every show needs a touch of melodrama, the description also said that “democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.”
“The continuation of the show via Netflix is a win-win for all involved,” said executive producer Mark Gordon in a statement. “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.”
Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan;Kal Penn, and Maggie Q co-star in the series. Designated Survivor finished production late last year on the 10-episode third season, which is set to premiere on June 7.