•• The Enemy (1×04): 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, while Alex may be in for more than she bargains for when she seeks out help from Hookstraten.
•• The Confession (1×03): 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. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate the Capitol bombing, and Agent Hannah Wells starts to develop her own theories about who was really behind the attack, on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” Wednesday October 5. (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT).
•• Netflix has taken international streaming rights (excluding North America) to Kiefer Sutherland’s ABC drama Designated Survivor, following a deal with Entertainment One (eOne).
The conspiracy thriller, which premiered in the US and Canada on Wednesday at 22.00 (ET), hails from eOne’s The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. US SVoD service Netflix is making episodes available weekly outside of North America as they air on ABC.
The deal follows initial speculation about a pact during the LA Screenings in May. Designated Survivor sees Sutherland, who will attend Mipcom in Cannes next month, play a low-level politician who becomes US president after an attack in Washington DC.
The drama was created by David Guggenheim, who executive produces with Simon Kinberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel and Aditya Sood, alongside showrunner Jon Feldman.
•• ABC has ordered a full season of “Designated Survivor”, the network ABC announced Thursday. The show received nine additional episodes bringing Season 1 total to 22 episodes.
“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member-turned-president of the United States following a deadly attack on Washington, DC. The show’s premiere averaged 15.3 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among adults aged 18-49 in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings.
After the full order season, viewers are expecting a “Designated Survivor” Season 2 renewal for the series. It may be too early but some series received renewal before a season ends.
“Designated Survivor” airs Wednesday nights at 10|9c on ABC.
•• The First Day (1×02): 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, Kirman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart. Virginia Madsen guest stars on the highly anticipated ABC series “Designated Survivor,” Wednesday, September 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT).