Season three of political thriller Designated Survivor was released on Netflix not too long ago. The show’s newest installment was only ten episodes long compared to the second season’s twenty-two. Fans were hoping for the confirmation for its next season when Netflix announced that the show will be discontinued.
Designated Survivor was picked up by Netflix after ABC cancelled the show after its second season. The third season was exclusively released on Netflix. It was reported that Netflix and Entertainment One had struck a one year deal with the cast which ended when season three culminated. Netflix released a statement in which it said, “We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated Survivor, and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come.
Designated Survivor is Officially Cancelled
Netflix in its statement thanked Kiefer Sutherland, who was the lead actor and executive producer of the show, for his performance as President Tom Kirkman. Also showing gratitude to Neal Bear, the showrunner and executive producer, David Guggenheim, the creator and executive producer, and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Peter Noah, and the rest of the cast and crew, Netflix ended the statement.
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— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) July 25, 2019
Kiefer Sutherland who played the lead role of Thomas Kirkman shared a video on social media thanking everyone for the support and talking with affection about his show. “I wanted to take a moment to thank everybody for their incredible support with Designated Survivor,” he started in his video. He apprised that the third season is the final season.
Expressing his gratitude, he continued, “You guys have just been amazing.” It was an honour for him to play Tom Kirkman, he added, thanking everyone again for “supporting it through the three seasons” that the team got to do.