TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Mystery
A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.
Kiefer Sutherland's character Tom Kirkman is the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development when he becomes the designated survivor. In the TNT Drama, The Last Ship (2014), Mark Moses' character Jeff Michener was also the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development when he becomes the designated ... ...
Guy's never been elected to anything.
Speechwriter #1: Did you know President Richmond fired him this morning? Now he's the president.
Seth Wright: Maybe he'll realize he has no business running the country.
President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans.