A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.
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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
Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.