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Kiefer's Designated Survivor Adds 24 Alum Mykelti Williamson

Designated Survivor Mykelti

ABC’s Kiefer Sutherland-fronted Designated Survivor has set in motion its first 24 reunion, with the casting of Mykelti Williamson.

Premiering Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c, the freshman drama stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a mild-mannered Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who at the end of a very bad day winds up as President of the United States, following a terror attack on the Capitol.

Per our sister site Deadline, Williamson will play Admiral Chernow, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who becomes one of Kirkman’s trusted advisors. And boy, will he need them!

This marks the second time Sutherland and Williamson have reunited on a post-24 gig, in addition to the latter’s arc on Touch.

Williamson’s previous TV credits also include Underground, Justified, Nashville, Boomtown and 2000’s The Fugitive.