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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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Turmoil in an African country forces President Kirkman to rely on an unlikely ally for help, as Hannah's investigation into the Capitol bombing takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, ...


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An investigative journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing; Hannah discovers a connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy.


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 Tom Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Leo Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kimble Hookstraten (14 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jason Atwood (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Peter MacLeish (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Shelly (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Wyatt (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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21 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Kiefer Sutherland, who plays the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on the show, previously played a character named Ben Carson in Mirrors (2009). In 2016, the same year the pilot of the show was released, Ben Carson was officially nominated (& subsequently sworn in) for the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. See more »

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Hannah Wells: Whoever did this is just getting started.
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Love this show, its drama is tense and strong characters.
30 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It really is an older Jack Bauer as the President. He doesn't need a gun anymore, but his moral compass is just as strong. His character is learning what it means to have power and manipulate people to do what is needed.

Its only been two days since the incident, so I guess its to early to have any answers. However I think an inside job has to be the obvious solution for how it happened, which will probably be addressed in the future.

So far I love this show and recommend everyone to watch it on Netflicks.


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