The American political thriller-drama series has a rating of 7.6/10 on IMDb and 7.9/10 on TV.com.
Only a year after bringing back the ABC series, Netflix canceled Designated Survivor.
This is what Netflix says about the show, “America’s fate rests in the hands of a low-level official after an attack on Washington decimates the government in this gripping political thriller.”
The show started out well on ABC when it premiered in 2016. It seemed as though the show had the capacity to become a popular show. In spite of that, ratings went down throughout the series, and ABC decided to continue with other ventures with the potential for higher ratings.
Designated Survivor star Lauren Holly stated, “Designated Survivor is a great way to bring up various issues facing our society,” in an interview.
She also explained, “You can educate people about them and interweave them into stories. The audience is not told if these policies are right or wrong—they can judge for themselves. The cast was really excited about this whole new beginning on Netflix, which allowed them to do these kinds of stories.”
What Critics had to say about Designated Survivor 3…
“Season three is a success.”
“Packed with meaty plot developments and boosted by a larger and more diverse cast, it tackles topics ripped from the headlines.”
“I loved the back and forth between Kirkman and his therapist as he tried to find a reason to justify his decisions — a justification which painted him in a better light.”
The Cast of Designated Survivor
- Kiefer Sutherland
- Natascha McElhone
- Adan Canto, LaMonica Garrett
- Kal Penn
- Maggie Q
- Malik Yoba
- Paulo Costanzo
- Zoe McLellan
- Ben Lawson
- Tanner Buchanan
- Mckenna Grace
The last episode (#truthorconsequences) of Season 3 which aired in 2019, followed the plot, “On election day, Kirkman turns to his therapist to assuage his conscience about the events — and his own decisions — of the momentous prior 36 hours,” according to Netflix.
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