First Trailer Arrives For ‘Designated Survivor’ Season 3, Premiering On Netflix In June

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03 May 19

Kiefer Sutherland is back as President on Netflix this June in Designated Survivor Season 3, and things are getting even trickier for Kirkman as he heads onto the campaign trail.

‘Designated Survivor’ stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who is nominated as the “Designated Survivor” (i.e. a member of government kept separate from everyone in case there is a terrible accident) during the State Of The Union address. When an explosion in Washington kills the current President and entire cabinet, Tom is thrust into the top job as Commander In Chief, a position for which he’s woefully underprepared.

As Season 3 begins, President Kirkman will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? The season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.

As you can see in the trailer, there are some new faces in the White House this year. ‘ER’ veteran Anthony Edwards joins the show as Mars Harper, the new chief of staff. Savvy, experienced, professional, Harper is respected by all, regardless of party or ideological orientation. However, that doesn’t stop him clashing with other staff when he sees that the President’s needs are not met. He comes to blows particularly with Lorraine Zimmer (Julie White – ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘Alpha House’), Kirkman’s new campaign manager, who might have her own agenda…

They are joined by returning cast members Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Maggie Q as Hannah Wells, and Kal Penn as Seth Wright.

Season 3 also sees some changes behind the scenes as Neal Baer from global studio Entertainment One (eOne) takes over as showrunner, with Baer and creator David Guggenheim exec producing. Mark Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Peter Noah also EP.

Designated Survivor‘ Season 3 premieres Friday 7th June 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world.