The Kiefer Sutherland led Designated Survivor is finally back. After being canceled by ABC last year after 2 seasons, the show was revived by Netflix that confirmed that it will be back with a third season. The same is now confirmed and it has also received a premiere date now.
According to a report in The Wrap, The former ABC drama will debut its 10-episode third season from June 7 on Netflix, Sutherland said in a video tweeted Wednesday. In that same two-minute clip, the series’ lead took it upon himself to recap the political drama’s first two seasons for users who haven’t been following Kirkman’s journey.
Watch the date announcement after the jump.
“Designated Survivor” was revived for a third season by Netflix last September, with its fifth different showrunner in “ER” and “Law & Order” vet Neal Baer. The streaming service had been in talks with eOne, which produces the show since it was canceled by ABC back in May. The political thriller was one of many broadcast TV shows to get the axe last spring during the pre-upfronts bloodbath.
The drama stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.