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Declare your independence


Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

  1. David Guggenheim


Series Cast

  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman

    Kiefer Sutherland

    Tom Kirkman

    53 Episodes

  2. Maggie Q as Hannah Wells

    Maggie Q

    Hannah Wells

    53 Episodes

  3. Kal Penn as Seth Wright

    Kal Penn

    Seth Wright

    53 Episodes

  4. Adan Canto as Aaron Shore

    Adan Canto

    Aaron Shore

    53 Episodes

  5. Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes

    Italia Ricci

    Emily Rhodes

    53 Episodes

  6. Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman

    Natascha McElhone

    Alex Kirkman

    43 Episodes

  7. LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter

    LaMonica Garrett

    Mike Ritter

    43 Episodes

  8. Jake Epstein as Chuck Russink

    Jake Epstein

    Chuck Russink

    28 Episodes

  9. Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone

    Paulo Costanzo

    Lyor Boone

    22 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3


2019 • 10 Episodes

Fresh faces and tough talk join the West Wing as Kirkman launches his election campaign amidst ethical quandaries and the looming shadow of terrorism.


(3x10, June 7, 2019) Season Finale

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Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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