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.
Episode 1.2, Designated Survivor: The First Day (2016), names the late FBI Director as "Jacobs". In the early books/movies in the Jack Ryan-series by Tom Clancy the FBI Director is called "Emil Jacobs". Might be a tribute to the author of the books that probably inspired this interesting show.
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.
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