How do you follow-up a character like Jack Bauer. The answer is simple. You become the President of the United States.
Designated Survivor is the story of Tom Kirkman, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development at the White House. On the night of the State of the Union, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of the Cabinet except for Kirkman who had been named as the ‘designated survivor.’ He immediately is sworn in as the President, unaware that the attack is just the first of many.
Sutherland thrives in the title role and offers a much more layered character than the Jack Bauer character that he became famous for on 24.
At CTV’s 2016 upfront presentation, I had the opportunity to catch up with Sutherland who gave me a sneak peek for what fans can expect from Designated Survivor. He also told me that he loved my f****** suit.
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Designated Survivor premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on CTV.
Murtz Jaffer is the world’s foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.