Is Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland’s new 24?


Designated survivor, season premier 

Kiefer Sutherland (pictured below), aka, Jack Bauer, has officially delegated his long term TV show, 24, to a different character. According to Fox Networks, the prime head behind the production of this show, Sutherland will be making a jostle to his new show , Designated Survivor, where he plays the role of the President as Tom Kirkman.


Kiefer Sutherland

”He’s not even an elected member of the cabinet, he’s an architect with very specific ideas about urban planning and housing and affordable housing across the country and that’s how he became part of the cabinet,” Sutherland says.

Standing in his footsteps on the newly continuing 24 series, 24 : Legacy,  is Eric Carter, a former military man. The new show which features Mr. Sutherland as one of the executive producers, introduces Mr. Carter, whom for many lovers of Jack Bauer will deem as a new show spinner.

Circling between the shadows of terrorism and the need to save the Us from impending terror attack, Eric has the struggle left to him with minimal support being offered by CTU- Counter Terrorism Unit.

What many followers of Sutherland may not be aware of is the direct relation between the plot of these two shows. The story lines are purely similar with little notations on where one commences and the  other makes a stop.

Designated Survivor, a political thriller, puts a twist on the known fact about succession in the US political governing realm. For an eye-opener, in the event that the President, Vice President, Secretary of State and Cabinet are in one place, a ”designated survivor” must be kept at a safe and concealed  location for prompt ascension to office, should a catastrophe occur.


Kiefer Sutherland from a scene in Designated Survivor

This particular show promises to be thrilling with the initial season receiving millions of views worldwide.

However, 24: Legacy hasn’t taken the right footing on its premiers with a large number of fans opting to exempt themselves from viewing it due to ‘death’ of main character. This is according to an online survey where about 70% of participants said they will not watch the show due to Jack Bauer’s absence.  For more unfolding information on the new series, click here  Kiefer Sutherland’s move to Designated Survivor


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