Designated Survivor Season Three Will Be Released On Netflix This June

Not long after it was saved from cancellation by Netflix, Designated Survivor will return to our screens for a third season on Friday 7 June.

President Tom Kirkman and co will kick off a brand new season of the political drama that will the commander in chief looking to get himself re-elected.

In keeping with its name, Designated Survivor has managed to drag itself kicking and screaming back to its fans just eight months after it was unceremoniously dropped by ABC.

So, what can we expect from the new series?

Kiefer Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman. Credit: Netflix
Kiefer Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman. Credit: Netflix

If reports in Deadline are to be believed, the new series will have 10 episodes and will see President Kirkman (played by Jack Bauer - sorry - Kiefer Sutherland) in an entirely new and unusual political battle.

The battle to be re-elected as United States President.

That means we're going to see the ugly side of the campaign trail. Shady financial dealings, smearing of opponents, televised debate points-scoring, the lot.

Alongside Sutherland, we're going to see McKenna Grace, Italia Ricci, Tanner Buchanan, Adan Canto, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q on board as well for season three.

For those who've never seen it before, here's a quick re-cap.

Designated Survivor is the story of Tom Kirkman. Kirkman was a member of the government's cabinet but had no crazy dreams of taking the top job.

Well, that is until a terrorist attack wiped out everyone superior to him and he was thrust into the position unwillingly.

Here's Kiefer himself to give you a recap.

That's why seeing him on the campaign trail for the first time should make for some exciting viewing.

If you want to catch up before the third season hits in June you've got plenty of time. The first two series are already on Netflix. Tuck in.

Ahead of the new season, Sutherland told Deadline: "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season 3 of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne and [the show's new showrunner] Neal Baer.

"I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible."

Roll on June 7th. Credit: Netflix
Roll on June 7th. Credit: Netflix

Netflix's Bela Bajaria added: "Timely and gripping, Designated Survivor has quickened the pulses of our Netflix members outside the US and Canada in its first two seasons.

"The international audience for the show drove our interest to bring the show to the world as a Netflix original for its third season and we are excited to bring the first 2 seasons to our US and Canadian members as well."

Bring it on.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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