‘Designated Survivor’: Netflix Eyes Thriller Drama Series After ABC Cancellation

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‘Designated Survivor’: Netflix Eyes Thriller Drama Series After ABC Cancellation
We reported earlier today about Designated Survivor producer eOne shopping the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC. I hear that eOne is in talks with streaming giant Netflix about picking up the political thriller.

Sources stress that the talks are still preliminary and complex as Netflix rival Hulu has U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which aired on ABC. Netflix has the series internationally (outside of the U.S. and Canada), which makes it a suitable home pending untangling U.S. streaming rights and crunching the numbers.

I also hear that the series’ creative team is excited about exploring what a premium version of Designated Survivor would be.

As we pointed out earlier today, eOne, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has put out a regulatory statement, confirming that it is “in active discussions with other
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