Kiefer Sutherland is finally making a return to television for the new ABC thriller “Designated Survivor.”
Sutherland will star as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is appointed president of the United States after an attack on the capitol during the State of the Union address.
You can see the official trailer here:
Sutherland hasn’t appeared in a television series since his days as Jack Bauer from Fox’s “24.”
His role as all-of-a-sudden president in “Designated Survivor” will be different from CTU agent Jack Bauer, but if the trailer is any indication, we’re in for another Sutherland thrill ride.
Natascha McElhone of Showtime’s “Californication” will star alongside Sutherland as Kirkman’s wife Alex.
“Designated Survivor” debuts on ABC Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Eastern time.