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?
This is a great series. I would not watch Fox because I love Kieffer Sutherland. Without him, would not be interested. Don’t cancel the series! I plan to tape it if I don’t get home from church on time or for any other reason
I just hate I missed the first shows. I am reading as much as I can to catch up.
Great show, please Keep it.
I’ll watch just about anything if Kiefer is in it. Great actor. Let me know when it’s on.
I can,t wait to have Kiefer back on tv let’s just hope ABC treats this show better than they did the show Miracles back in 2003. Otherwise I’ll have to stop watching them AGAIN
I hope they have President Kiefer with some “Jack Bauer” toughness. I had a hard time watching him play a normal guy getting beat up by bad guys. It just did not feel right seeing Jack Bauer curled on the ground while getting beat.