Kiefer Sutherland Addresses Fans About Cancellation Of ‘Designated Survivor’

Following the news that “Designated Survivor” won’t be returning for a fourth season, star Kiefer Sutherland took to Twitter to share a special video message for fans of the political drama.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank everybody for their incredible support of ‘Designated Survivor’,” says Sutherland in the video recorded backstage before a musical performance in England.

“The third season is the final season and you guys have just been amazing,” the 52-year-old actor continues.

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“It was an honour to play Tom Kirkman, and thanks so much for supporting us through the three seasons that we got to do,” he concludes. “All my love, thanks a lot.”

“Designated Survivor” received a new lease on life after ABC cancelled the drama in 2018 when Netflix swooped in to order a 10-episode third season, but ultimately decided not to order a fourth.

“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of ‘Designated Survivor’ and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” Netflix said in a statement announcing the show’s cancellation.

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“We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman,” the statement continued. “We’re also grateful to showrunner/executive producer Neal Bear for his guiding vision and steady hand, creator/executive producer David Guggenheim and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood and Peter Noah along with the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season.”

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