Netflix In Early Talks to Revive 'Designated Survivor' After ABC's Cancellation

Netflix In Early Talks to Revive 'Designated Survivor' After ABC's Cancellation

Guns, nuclear bombs, poison, torture and countless terrorists couldn't stop Jack but as reported previously, those pesky suits appear to have put an end to Sutherland's most recent show, Designated Survivor, after ABC cancelled the show.

News that every Designated Survivor fan will love. While they've declined in the second season, the delayed viewing numbers are promising, which also bodes well for the streaming service. However, the site notes that one sticking block may be the fact that Netflix rival Hulu has the US VOD rights to the first two seasons, something which the parties are looking to untangle.

ABC passed on renewing "Designated Survivor" for a third season because the White House drama's ratings weren't high enough and its creative direction was unclear, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said.

Ratings-wise, the show did fairly well early on, averaging nearly six million viewers, but more recently it had only been averaging around four million viewers, which placed it near the bottom of ABC's top drama series. Feldman left the show and Jeff Melvoin was brought in to take over, only for Keith Eisner to be made showrunner for season two.

In addition to Sutherland, the series starred Natasha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn and Maggie Q.

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