Dale Gilchrist, President of the United States in the series, is a former United States Marine and Governor of Nevada.

Bill Pullman previously played a fictional President of the United States and former Marine in Independence Day (1996).

Josh Gad, who serves as executive producer and co-creator of the series, also stars as Skip Gilchrist, the President's (Bill Pullman) eldest son.

Brittany Snow had originally been cast as the eldest daughter Becca, but was replaced by MacIsaac.