Designated Survivor premiered on ABC earlier this week, and the series had a strong debut. Will fans see a full 22-episode season out of the new Kiefer Sutherland series? It is possible. The actor teased the possibility of a full season order in a new interview.
He said the following, according to Ad Week:
“You can’t expect the company to really get behind you unless you’re going to produce enough material to make it worth their f***ing while. [With a shorter run], you’re hamstringing yourself, because for them to promote and get behind, they have to feel the potential upside of something. That’s much harder to do at 15 episodes than 22. Content is king, and you’re almost better off with 22 or 24 episodes of something mediocre than you are with 13 of something great. That’s unfortunate, but that’s a reality. And so the dollars that someone can actually put behind advertising is always going to be reflective of that.”
The season of Designated Survivor has just begun. Fans will need to keep an eye on the numbers next week to see if the new series stays strong.
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