Designated Survivor SAVED by Netflix! Season 3 on the Way!

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Keifer Sutherland cannot go down!

Projects with his name attached, whether he stars or not, seem to live on and on and on.

We've seen 24 revived more times than we can count while fans beg for his return, and now the man himself gets up after being beaten down by ABC with Designated Survivor.

Kirkman & staff - Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 1

Rumors had been flying since its cancelation that Netflix might swoop in and save the Presidential drama, and they are rumors no more.

Not only has the streamer saved the series, but its survival comes with a whopping fifth showrunner as the series heads into its third season.

Related: Designated Survivor: Revived for Season 3?

Under the Dome and ER alum Neal Baer will take the helm from Keith Eisner for the upcoming ten-episode season which will be a co-production between Netflix and Entertainment One.

While Season 3 will premiere in 2019, Netflix has landed streaming rights to Designated Survivor Season 1 and Designated Survivor Season 2 so the turnover will be seamless going forward.

Information Affecting the First Family - Designated Survivor

While with ABC, the first two seasons were available on Hulu.

"Timely and gripping, Designated Survivor has quickened the pulses of our Netflix members outside the U.S. and Canada in its first two seasons," Netflix vp content Bela Bajaria said.

"The international audience for the show drove our interest to bring the show to the world as a Netflix original for its third season and we are excited to bring the first two seasons to our U.S. and Canadian members as well.”

Border Dispute - Designated Survivor

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season three of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer," Sutherland said. "I believe this format will allow us to continue to delve deeply into storylines and issues concerning the American electorate that were not previously possible.”

Related: Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 22 Review: Run

As an executive producer on the series, Sutherland is very involved with the creative aspects of the show including script approval along with series creator, David Guggenheim.

A Stranded Navy Ship - Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor will see Sutherland's President Kirkman explores today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debate, campaign finance, and fake news according to a report on Deadline.

Related: Designated Survivor and Quantico Canceled at ABC

Designated Survivor marks the fifth series to be saved by another network going into the coming season, the second by Netflix (Lucifer) and the second ABC series (Last Man Standing).

What do you think of the news? Are you ready for more President Kirkman in your life?

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Designated Survivor Quotes

And may God have mercy on them, because the United States Navy will have none.

Commander Clark

Pancakes for everyone!