Media outlets are reporting that ABC have decided to renew its political series Designated Survivor for a second season.
The series has us following Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman now finds himself thrust into a role he never wanted. He must struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
The series has been plagued with changes behind the scenes. Earlier this month Keith Eisner signed up to be the fourth showrunner for the series, taking over from Jeff Melvoin, who took over from Jon Harmon Feldman, who replaced original showrunner Amy B. Harris. The drama has averaged 11.62 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Sutherland also executive produce.
Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn and Maggie Q.