Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated series Designated Survivor. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
Did You Know?
Three HUD Secretaries, like Kirkman, have served as the designated survivor: Samuel Pierce in 1984, Andrew Cuomo in 1999, and Shaun Donovan in 2010. See more
President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans. See more
We're in a state of war. Tom Kirkman is not gonna get us through this.