16

McKenna Grace

as Penny Kirkman

23

Tanner Buchanan

as Leo Kirkman

55

Kiefer Sutherland

as Thomas

43

Maggie Q

as Hannah Wells

35

Italia Ricci

as Emily Rhodes

45

Kal Penn

as Seth Wright

60

Virginia Madsen

as Congresswoman Kimble Hookstrat

54

Malik Yoba

as Jason Atwood

40

Adan Canto

as Aaron Shore

47

Zoe McLellan

as Kendra Daynes

52

Natascha McElhone

as Alexandra

43

Paulo Costanzo

as Lyor Boone

66

Kevin McNally

as General Harris Cochrane

42

Ben Lawson

as Damian Rennett

56

Peter Outerbridge

as Charles Langdon

About Designated Survivor

About

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Thomas Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is immediately sworn in as President after an explosion claims the lives of the President and everyone in the line of succession on the night of the State of the Union.

Trivia

The series skipped the pilot stage and ordered straight to series. The won a 2016 TV Guide Award for Most Exciting TV Series and 2016 Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.