‘Designated Survivor’ May Be Revived at Netflix After ABC Cancellation
Sources say talks are underway for a potential third season — with its fifth showrunner. Days after ABC surprisingly canceled Designated Survivor, the Kiefer Sutherland starrer may be the latest series to be revived.
Sources say Netflix, which is the international SVOD home for the Entertainment One political drama, is mulling a potential third season for the show. Sources note a deal is still far from done as the series is an expensive undertaking and streaming rights with Hulu — which has the series in the U.S. rights to the first two seasons — would still have to be sorted out. READ MORE
Designated Survivor might be revived after ABC cancelled the show
Netflix is interested in picking up political thriller Designated Survivor, Deadline reports. The negotiations are reportedly complex as streaming rival Hulu has the on-demand rights to the first two seasons in the US, but at the same time, Netflix does carry the show internationally. READ MORE
‘Designated Survivor’: Netflix Eyes Thriller Drama Series After ABC Cancellation
We reported earlier today about Designated Survivor producer eOne shopping the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC. I hear that eOne is in talks with streaming giant Netflix about picking up the political thriller.
Sources stress that the talks are still preliminary and complex as Netflix rival Hulu has U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which aired on ABC. Netflix has the series internationally (outside of the U.S. and Canada), which makes it a suitable home pending untangling U.S. streaming rights and crunching the numbers. READ MORE
Designated Survivor Could Get Saved From Cancellation, Here’s The Latest
When Brooklyn Nine-Nine got scooped up by NBC after its untimely cancellation at Fox, TV fans got to immediately refresh their hopes that any and all the major cancelled series could find new life elsewhere. So fans should turn those hopes up to 11 for Kiefer Sutherland’s political thriller Designated Survivor, whose two-year run could turn into three or more, with Netflix in talks to bring even more high-stakes intensity to Tom Kirkman’s hectic life for Season 3. READ MORE