‘Designated Survivor’ Adds Zoe McLellan & Ben Lawson To Cast For Season 2

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19 Jul 17
'Designated Survivor' Adds Zoe McLellan & Ben Lawson To Cast For Season 2

‘Designated Survivor’ Adds Zoe McLellan & Ben Lawson To Cast For Season 2

Designated Survivor will have a number of new faces when it returns for Season 2 it has been announced.

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ star Zoe McLellan is switching from law enforcement to politics playing Kendra Daynes, new White House counsel to President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland). Described as a brilliant and wily attorney, her journey is a personal and professional one, as she develops close relationships with the White House staff, while wrestling legal issues that find their way to her desk because she advises the most powerful man in the world.

If you’re trying to place where else you might have see Zoe, she also starred in ‘NCIS’, before the character moved to New Orleans, ‘JAG’ and ‘Dirty Sexy Money’.

Ben Lawson is set to take the role of Damian Rennett, an MI-6 operative who meets Hannah (Maggie Q) while undercover in Amsterdam. Whilst they’re initially quite wary of each other, there is a definite mutual attraction between the two.

Australian actor Ben previously starred in the short-lived ‘Doubt’, the original Australian ‘Secrets & Lies’, ‘Rake’, and of course, ‘Neighbours’.

These are the latest additions in a cast shake up by new showrunner Keith Eisner (‘The Good Wife’, ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Law & Order’.) Previously announced, Paulo Costanzo is joining as Lyor Boone, the new White House Political Director brought in by Emily (Italia Ricci), to advise on political strategy. It’s also been announced that Virginia Madsen will not be returning to her role as Kimble Hookstraten, the GOP’s nominated designated survivor, after she resigned her seat for ethical violations.

Designated Survivor‘ airs on Netflix UK, and is expected to return in Autumn 2017.