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Designated Survivor: Season 2 (2017-2018)




Critic Consensus: Kiefer Sutherland remains commanding enough in Designated Survivor to get him re-elected, but this White House series' escalating earnestness may strike viewers as glaringly naive.


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In the second season of this drama series, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is set on rebuilding the Capitol building and capturing the terrorists responsible for enacting a catastrophic attack on the United States. Meanwhile, after a Russian Air flight is hijacked by Ukrainian extremists, the president's diplomatic skills are put on the test when the situation results in a hostage situation.


Kiefer Sutherland
as Tom Kirkman
Natascha McElhone
as Alex Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo
as Lyor Boone
Adán Canto
as Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci
as Emily Rhodes
LaMonica Garrett
as Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan
as Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson
as Damian Rennett
Kal Penn
as Seth Wheeler
Maggie Q
as Hannah Watts
Tanner Buchanan
as Leo Kirkman
Michael J. Fox
as Ethan West
Timothy Busfield
as Dr. Adam Louden
Aunjanue Ellis
as Mayor Ellenor Darby
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Critic Reviews for Designated Survivor: Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

It's the most topical show going. It's real. Though it may be too real at this point.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This has been a rough season with only a handful of good episodes.

June 19, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It was such a weak storyline. Not only was it weak, but it was redundant as well.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.1/5 | Full Review…

While the conspiracy behind the Capitol bombing had its foibles, it did set this show apart from the pack and surrounded Kiefer Sutherland with a thriller element which his 24 fans found nicely familiar.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Do you feel like a sucker? I kind of do. And I didn't even need President Kirkman to say it for me to realize it.

March 20, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It's just the sort of ludicrous, logic-defying twist you crave from a show in which a nostril-flaring Kiefer Sutherland plays the most powerful man on the planet.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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