Designated Survivor might not survive after all. Recently, star Kiefer Sutherland admitted a fourth season of the Netflix TV show is unlikely, RadioTimes reports.
The political thriller stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on Capitol Hill. The cast also includes Adam Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.
During a recent interview on Scala Radio, Sutherland revealed a season four renewal for Designated Survivor is unlikely:
I don’t think series 4 is going to happen. We had an amazing experience with Netflix, and a kind of freedom that was wonderful – but the reality is, because the contracts were so complicated and different from network television to Netflix etc, they didn’t book a lot of the actors that were on the show, and they took other jobs, and I don’t blame them for a second for that.”
Later, Sutherland said he is ready to move on from the Netflix series:
So I think doing a season 4 would be very complicated and difficult, and the truth is, I loved making that show – I also miss aspects of what I enjoyed about 24, which was something that was really visceral and physical, and so I think its time for us all to go and find something new to do.”
What do you think? Have you seen Designated Survivor? Would you watch a fourth season?