Designated Survivor cancelled by Netflix

President Kirkman won't be back for a fourth outing.

Political-thriller Designated Survivor has been cancelled by Netflix.

The streaming giant picked it up for a third 10-episode season last year after it was cancelled by ABC due to declining ratings, but have today confirmed it won’t be returning for a fourth.  

“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated Survivor, and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” they said in a statement.

“We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance.” 

Created by David Guggenheim, the show follows low-level politician Robert Kirkman (Sutherland) who suddenly becomes President after a terrorist attack kills everybody else in the succession line. 

Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett and Kal Penn also starred.

Each season was overseen by a different showrunner, Jeff Melvoin, Keith Eisner and Neal Baer respectively, with a variety of directors helming the episodes.

News of Designated Survivor’s cancellation comes alongside the news that animated comedy Tuca and Bertie starring Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish won’t be returning for a second season. 

You can stream all three seasons of Designated Survivor on Netflix now.

Source: Deadline

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