Jack Bauer is now the American President. Deadline reports the 24 star Kiefer Sutherland has been cast as the President in ABC’s new drama Designated Survivor.
The series is named after the low-level US Cabinet member who becomes President “after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.”
A month ago, we reported that there was an nearly identical project in development at FOX. That series, also called Designated Survivor, is being executive produced by Johnny Depp. No word on if it will continue now that ABC’s Designated Survivor has a cast commitment from Sutherland.
This Designated Survivor is being produced by Mark Gordon Co., who currently produce ABC’s breakout series Quantico.
What do you think? Would you watch Designated Survivor? Would you watch two Designated Survivors?