Kiefer Sutherland starrer Designated Survivor found a huge number of audience from the beginning itself. ABC knew about the popularity of Sutherland with American audience and that is why the channel ordered for a straight 22 episode first season of Designated Survivor. Now that the series is about to wrap up Season 1, Fans are wondering whether they will get to see Designated Survivor Season 2 or will the series get cancelled by ABC? Here we consider all the possibilities of second season of designated survivor and what is will be about.
ABC was interested in making a political drama series since 2015. Probably the channel wanted to take benefit of the most talked about presidential election of all time. Kiefer Sutherland was signed up for the lead character in December 2015. He was joined by English actress Natascha McElhone and Indian origin American actor Kal Penn. Surely this was enough to create a buzz around the series because both Sutherland and Penn have a good fan following. Maggie Q joined the star cast of Designated Survivor in February 2016. In May 2016, ABC announced that Designated Survivor will skip the pilot stage. The first episode of Season 1 of Designated Survivor aired on 21 September 2016 and it was able to attract 17.71 million viewers. That is a Huge Number for sure. Impressed from the initial ratings and the viewership ABC ordered a 22 episode Season 1 of Designated Survivor. On an average Designated Survivor has managed 12 million viewers per episode. The TV show is rated 85% fresh on RottenTomatoes and it holds above 8 rating on IMDB.
Designated survivor begins with State of Union Address. The events take a sudden turn when a bomb explosion claim lives of every house member including the President. Due to the Designated Survivor policy of United States, Tom Kirkman, secretary of Housing and Urban Development is chosen as the next president. Season 1 continues with the new role of Tom and how he faces difficulties in handling the highest position in the world. Kal penn play the role of Secretary Seth wright while Natascha plays the role of Tom’s wife Alex Kirkman.
The TV series has received applauds and wonderful ratings from critics and this ensure the chances of Designated Survivor Season 2. However, the story line seems to narrow down in future and the writers probably would have no content to deliver in next season. This raises doubt that Designated Survivor might get cancelled. We are regularly in touch with the update about Designated Survivor Season 2. You can subscribe our newsletter and get the latest updates about Designated Survivor in your mail box.