Kiefer Sutherland Designated Survivor

Kiefer Sutherland Cast as POTUS in New ABC Thriller Designated Survivor

That’s President Jack Bauer to you.

Kiefer Sutherland is returning to TV in Designated Survivor, a new ABC conspiracy thriller that finds the 24 vet playing a very reluctant President of the United States, Deadline reports.

The project, which has received a straight-to-series order, centers on a lower level United States Cabinet member (Sutherland) who is suddenly handed the presidency after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union address kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

David Guggenheim (Safe House) penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Simon Kinberg (The Martian) and Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy).