Netflix has renewed Kiefer Sutherland-starrer Designated Survivor for a third season. The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the political thriller, which stars Sutherland as the president of the United States. Neal Baer will take over as the series' latest showrunner, the streaming giant said in a statement.
The official logline of third season reads: President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and "fake news.? Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play President Kirkman for season three of Designated Survivor with Netflix, eOne and Neal Baer.
"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," Sutherland said in the statement.
Production will begin soon for a 2019 launch on the streaming service, which will air seasons one and two later this year.