Designated Survivor is coming back for Season 3 at Netflix. Back in May 2018, ABC opted to cancel the show after two seasons that, by the way, were quite successful. No doubt, it was a sad news for all the fans of the series. Luckily, Netflix acted as a savior for Designated Survivor, and picked up the show for a next season. The upcoming season will consist of ten episodes, and is set to premiere on June 7, 2019.
Mark Gordon, Executive Producer, Netflix, said "The continuation of the show via Netflix is a win-win for all involved." Indeed, the decision of cancelation looks at least meaningless. ABC's management had to think twice before announced such a resolution. All the fans were frustrated, how such a successful television project could be dropped out of the ABC lineup.
Designated Survivor has received mixed reviews. On Metacritic, the show holds a score of 5.7/10 among the viewers. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the 2nd installment has a score of 5.92/10 and a 60% approval rating from critics, as well as 3.2/5 and a 51% approval rating among the viewers.
The show's premiere has garnered over ten million viewers (10.04) with a 2.2/8 key demo/share among adults (18-49). The viewing audience dropped twice by the end of Season 1. Yet the 2nd season premiered to 5.50 million viewers with a 1.1/4 rating/share (P18-49). The figures decreased even more by the end of the 2nd round. Nonetheless, the 22nd episode of the sophomore season has drawn 4.54 million viewers. Though this figure looks low, they couldn't serve a reason of cancellation.
However, it seems that the guys who stand behind ABC evaluated the odds of Designated Survivor, and decided thereby that the ratings will be decreasing within the entire third season, and thus opted to remove the show from the channel lineup. Fortunately, Netflix doesn't publish the ratings. In addition, it's worth mentioning that the global streamer releases all the episodes at once. As a result, soon we will be witnessing all the three seasons on Netflix, available for streaming online.
Designated Survivor Season 3 Synopsis
In addition to renewal, Netflix has shed light on the official synopsis for the upcoming, 3rd season of Designated Survivor, according to which President Kirkman "will face a political reality... campaigning." Designated Survivor will "explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and 'fake news.'" That's all we know about Season 3 right now.
Designated Survivor Season 3 release date
On April 24, 2019, Netflix dropped a teaser with the Season 1 & Season 2 recap. At the end of the official trailer, it was revealed that Designated Survivor will return for Season 3 on June 7, 2019, on Netflix. We are tracking down the official sources. As soon as Netflix announces any additional data about the upcoming Season 3, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Designated Survivor Summary
When it comes to a completely unexpected situation in the upper echelons of power, there is a unique protocol in case of destruction of the state machine, called "designated survivor." This directive enters into force if the President dies and it serves for accomplishing the presidential line of succession. Usually, the designated successor belongs to the United States Cabinet, and he succeeds in the reigns of power in that case. But what if almost everyone died in the line of succession?
The storyline thereby follows Tom Kirkman, a minor official in the US Cabinet, who has forcibly become the next POTUS, after the President and all the possible successors died due to the attack. Upon arrival at the White House, Kirkman faced with the duties unknown to him before. Now he is the only person responsible for the situation in the country, whose decisions are crucial, and who, after all, can take all the things under his control, preventing chaos and destruction.