Kiefer Sutherland’s canceled ABC drama series “Designated Survivor” may have a taker who wants to keep it alive. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline that producer eOne is in talks with Netflix about a possible move to the streamer.
“Sources stress that the talks are still preliminary and complex as Netflix rival Hulu has U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of ‘Designated Survivor,'” Andreeva notes.
“Netflix has the series internationally (outside of the U.S. and Canada), which makes it a suitable home pending untangling U.S. streaming rights and crunching the numbers,” Andreeva adds. “I also hear that the series’ creative team is excited about exploring what a premium version of ‘Designated Survivor’ would be.”