Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.Designated Survivor featuring Kiefer Sutherland and Natascha McElhone has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on ABC, and 8 others. It's an action & adventure and drama show with 43 episodes over 2 seasons. Designated Survivor has a new episode airing on August 31st, 2019 (PDT). It has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 73% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (53,159 votes).
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Season 1Netflix | Hulu | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 21, 2016
Pilot Sep 21, 2016 Lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kirkman must keep the country and his family safe while leading the search for the those responsible for the attack.
S01 E02Sep 28, 2016
The First Day Sep 28, 2016 Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion. Facing dangerous new challenges and adversaries, Kirkman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart.
S01 E03Oct 5, 2016
The Confession Oct 5, 2016 President Kirkman and his staff work to keep a high-level security breach of the White House a secret just as he’s about to give his first television interview. The FBI continues to investigate the Capitol bombing but Agent Hannah Wells starts to develop her own theories about who was really behind the attack.
S01 E04Oct 12, 2016
The Enemy Oct 12, 2016 Kirkman learns who is behind the attack and needs to grapple not only with the prospect of war, but brewing domestic troubles as well. Kirkman taps Emily to monitor the domestic situation. Alex may be in for more than she bargains for when she seeks out help from Hookstraten.
S01 E05Oct 26, 2016
The Mission Oct 26, 2016 Realizing his attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman makes the difficult decision of sending Navy SEALs on a mission that will define his presidency. Agent Hannah Wells discovers more secrets than answers.
S01 E06Nov 9, 2016
The Interrogation Nov 9, 2016 When shots ring out at The White House during a Governors Summit, President Kirkman’s plans at electing a new Congress are thrown into turmoil. Agent Hannah Wells continues investigating the Capitol bombing and makes one of her most shocking discoveries yet.
S01 E07Nov 16, 2016
The Traitor Nov 16, 2016 When an American track-and-field coach heads to Russia, President Kirkman is thrust into a hostage exchange involving the CIA and the Russian government. Agent Hannah Wells and Deputy Director Atwood's investigation into the Capitol bombing uncovers information that puts Atwood and his family's life at risk.
Season 2Netflix | Hulu | ABC | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 28, 2017
One Year In Sep 28, 2017 Now, one year into office, Kirkman is a Commander-in-Chief determined to rebuild the Capitol and capture the terrorists behind the catastrophic attack on the United States. When Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, the president is faced with a hostage situation in which his diplomatic skills are put to the test.
S02 E02Oct 4, 2017
Sting of the Tail Oct 4, 2017 FBI Agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd, but when the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Dinner, members of the Homeland Security Council threaten to derail their plans.
S02 E03Oct 11, 2017
Outbreak Oct 11, 2017 President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans; Hannah and Damian discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever.
S02 E04Oct 18, 2017
Equilibrium Oct 18, 2017 Tensions rise between America and Mexico when a Mexican citizen is shot during a border dispute regarding Mexican trade imports. Kirkman and his staff must work quickly to resolve the situation and create a new trade deal.
S02 E05Oct 25, 2017
Suckers Oct 25, 2017 Kirkman tries to win back the people's trust after a senator appears on the national news and misrepresents a private conversation he had with the president; MI-6 agent Damian Rennett joins FBI agent Hannah Wells to solve an international murder.
S02 E06Nov 1, 2017
Two Ships Nov 1, 2017 When a U.S. Navy ship containing secret surveillance becomes stranded in enemy waters, President Kirkman must negotiate the crew and ship’s release. If captured, the technology on board would create a massive threat to national security. Meanwhile. Chief of Staff Emily Rhodes reconnects with someone from her childhood.
S02 E07Nov 15, 2017
Family Ties Nov 15, 2017 When a Turkish activist ignites protests in the U.S., Turkey’s president demands his extradition while the first family unknowingly finds themselves in the center of a battle that could threaten Leo’s future.