Netflix has expanded it's Netflix Originals library with its newest addition of "Designated Survivor." Deadline reported that Netflix has ordered a 10-episode Season 3. The Kiefer Sutherland starring series welcomes a new showrunner, and Neal Baer will fill the role, after being appointed last spring before ABC decided to not renew the political drama.

Baer and Keifer Sutherland had been discussing the direction Season 3 takes, while talks with Netflix were continuing. Most of the original cast is set to return, including Kal Penn, Adan Canto, and Italia Ricci.

Production is scheduled to begin sometime later this year, with an expected 2019 premiere.

Season 3 will tackle real-life campaigning issues

The upcoming season will see President Kirkman enter the political world of campaigning. Questions will arise about whether he has what it takes to be a leader and how much he will be willing to pay. Season 3 will dive into the world of campaigning, debates, smear campaigns and dirty politics.

Uproxx said that Sutherland was thrilled to be back as President Kirkman for a third season and working alongside Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer. Sutherland thinks this new format will allow the story to dive deeper into issues concerning the democratic process.

Designated Survivor no longer controlled by ABC Studios

"Designated Survivor," aired on ABC and was produced by eOne and ABC Studios. However, eOne announced that the show will be produced by them alone. EOne originally started shopping the popular series to other networks after ABC announced the cancellation. They quickly entered discussions with Netflix.

Talks started up thanks to Chief Strategy Officer Peter Micelli. Negotiations were complex due to Hulu having US SVOD rights to the original two seasons, thanks to its airing on ABC. Netflix has rights to the series internationally. EOne reached a deal with Hulu, allowing Netflix to stream Season 1 and Season 2 of the hit series "Designated Survivor.

The two seasons will begin streaming this Fall.

Netflix released a statement saying the series has increased the pulses of their international subscribers with the first two seasons. The international audience helped convince Netflix to bring the show globally as a Netflix original.

The political drama started out as one of ABC's most promising series since "LOST." The network and Sutherland received standing ovations following the presentation of the opening act. ABC saw ratings decline in season 2 but witnessed a solid increase in delayed viewings.