Designated Survivor: Revived for Season 3?

at .

Despite being canceled in May, it looks like Designated Survivor has been revived. 

According to a recent report from Production Weekly, a third season is scheduled to enter production in Toronto

Production Weekly has long been a reliable publication that rounds up the production dates of TV shows, so we're inclined to believe the show is definitely returning. 

Speaking for the Nation - Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 8

What's more, it is going under the working title of "The White House Project."

There are no cast members assigned to the project, but we think it's fair to assume much of the cast will return wherever the third season winds up. 

It's likely that the show is not returning to ABC, with Netflix being the most likely candidate to air a revival. 

ds canceled

Deadline reported in May that series producer eOne was shopping the series around and that negotiation were underway with Netflix. 

The main hurdle was that Hulu had the domestic rights to the series, while Netflix carried the series as a Netflix Original in territories other than the U.S.

Related: Designated Survivor Canceled at ABC!

ABC president Channing Dungey opened up about the cancellation ahead of the network's Upfronts Presentation in May.

“That was a hard one for us,” she admitted after being asked about it.

“It did well in delayed viewing but its Live+Same Day delivery in the 10 PM hour had become challenging,” she continued.

Kiefer Photo

“Creatively, the show had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn in terms of the number of showrunners,” Dungey said.

“We were less confident about the creative path forward than the other shows we brought back.”

Through two seasons, the show had four showrunners. That coupled with the lower ratings made it too much of a risk for ABC to continue with. 

Designated Survivor Season 2 slid 45 percent in the demo vs. Designated Survivor Season 1

The show was expected to be renewed based on the Netflix deal because that helps with the financial side of things. 

ds survivor

What do you think?

Would you watch the series if a revival was made official?

Hit the comments. 

Remember you can watch Designated Survivor online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

Show Comments
Tags: , , ,

Designated Survivor Quotes

Tiffany: Seth... the President...indisposition seems to be going around.
Lyor: I have no inclination to elaborate on the disposition of our collective indisposition.
Tiffany: That doesn't even make sense.
Lyor: Yes it does, and it went over your head.

Seth: Son of a bitch, motherfucker, piece of shit cunt! Sorry.
Lorraine: I wouldn't change a word.