A drama series that was canceled by ABC after two seasons rolls out its third season this week — on Netflix this time around. “Designated Survivor” premieres season three on the streaming service June 7.
The New York Post reports that Neal Baer, whose resume includes producing blockbuster shows such as “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU,” is executive producing the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle.
“Baer, 63, revamped the show, keeping Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman but making him campaign for the job he was appointed to in the show’s very first episode,” The Post reports.
“Baer was able to hire his first choices, rather than wait for the approval of network executives,” the report adds. “And so we have an eclectic mix of respected pros such as Anthony Edwards (‘ER’) and Lauren Holly (‘NCIS’), Broadway scene-stealers such as Julie White (‘Nurse Jackie’) and breakouts such as Elena Tovar. As the first season concerns Kirkman’s re-election, Baer used man-on-the-street interviews that address national issues.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to The Post to read the publication’s interview with Baer.