Designated Survivoris a political drama television series coming to ABC on Wednesday, September 21. It has been advertised as one of the network's favorites.The plot is a rather interesting one. With the presidential election in the United States coming very soon, it is something to think about. The series focuses on a lower-level cabinet member being thrust into the office of President of the United States of America on the night of the State of the Union address. He becomes the designated survivor after a bomb kills the President and all top officials of the Cabinet.

About 'Designated Survivor'

The title itself tells what the series will be about. In order for there to be a survival, someone else has died. It just so happens that higher-level government officials will die and leave behind an unlikely person who must take over the duties. The series has everything in it that viewers love to see. The series combines action, drama, suspense, and politics, resulting in a good thriller. The designated survivor is forced to deal with the aftermath of the bombing. He struggles to keep the country together during unusual situations. He has his hands full as he also tries to keep his own family together. Not only that but he must deal with those in the White House who doubt his capabilities of leading the country during this crisis.

About the cast of 'Designated Survivor'

Kiefer Sutherland plays the part of Tom Kirkman who goes from Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to President of the United States of America. In the very first episode, he goes from a low-level cabinet member to the highest office in the nation without spending months campaigning, raising funds, or debating candidates.

Natascha McElhone is Tom's wife who supports him wholeheartedly during this time in his career. Those who have seen the trailer say the series is gripping and intriguing. Others are looking forward to the series, anticipating it to be the best new pilot of the season. They mention that the series introduces a fresh new concept.

Watch Designated Survivorwhen it premieres on Wednesday, September 21, at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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