Designated Survivor has been saved by a last minute deal between Entertainment One and Netflix.
The show will become a Netflix Global original when it returns for a third season consisting of 10 episodes. Kiefer Sutherland, Kal Penn, Adan Canto and Italia Ricci have been signed up for the third season with Maggie Q still in talks. Production on Season 3 is set to begin later this year for a 2019 premiere with Neal Baer set as the new showrunner (the show has managed to rack up five at the beginning of season three).
In Season 3, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This 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.