2018-05-15 22:36:13 UTC
Designated Survivor: Netflix Eyes Thriller Drama Series After ABC
by Nellie Andreeva
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
I also hear that the series creative team is excited about exploring
what a premium version of Designated Survivor would be.