# Similar TV Shows Like Designated Survivor
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Creator: David Guggenheim
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci
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 stars as 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, on the highly anticipated series Designated Survivor. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will 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.