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Designated Survivor Season 4: Is It Happening?

There’s a lot of talk about how the political world has changed in recent years. The 2018 midterm elections saw record-low turnout, and that reality points to deep frustration with politics in general.

But there’s another trend that’s been growing behind the scenes: fans of political shows are growing more passionate than ever before. The obsession with politics has become so intense that some fans are now getting tattoos featuring their favourite political memes and characters. 

There has been a rise in fans’ obsession with political thrillers, especially with House of Cards walking to the staircase of stardom, a big kickstart was given to The original Designated Survivor that landed on Netflix in 2016, and it’s been a hit ever since.

The show quickly became part of “binge lists” where the first thing to watch when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you watch before going to bed at night.

One of the most interesting parts of Designated Survivor is how often it shows its fans that politics are important to them. The show has always been about politics with sudden twists and turns that keep audiences engaged throughout each episode.

The American political thriller has been given a tough time by fans after the big finale of season 3 which premiered in June 2019. Check out this post to know the future of Designated Survivor season 4. 

Designated Survivor Season 4: Is It Happening?

The original Designated Survivor hit Netflix in 2016 and took the platform by storm.

The show is based on the Korean drama with the same name and follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) as he becomes president after a terrorist attack kills everyone else in the White House.

In a time of emergency, Kirkman must take control of an entire country. He must manage national security, figure out how to negotiate with foreign leaders, and make sure that everyone in Washington is safe.

The series has done a great job entertaining fans with three successful seasons but it is unfortunate that the series won’t return for a season 4 as it has been cancelled by the streaming platform.

After the premiere of season 3 in June 2019, the streaming platform announced that it will be the last season of Designated Survivor as the makers have decided to not explore the show ahead. 

Why is Designated Survivor Cancelled?

Well, the first thing that comes to mind after coming across cancellation news is the response of the audience to the show in terms of ratings and reviews.

The show has had a solid reputation from the beginning with season 3 running on Top 10 globally for two weeks. So what could be the reason for the sudden cancellation?

In exclusive interviews, Sutherland revealed that the initial intent was to continue the series for at least 5 seasons.

The decision of ending the show after the third season came after the switch from television to the digital platform which affected the equation of working with the network.

He added that the partnership with Netflix was different from the television network and the contracts of many actors did not make it to the show. 

A thrilling journey of political circus ended but as they say, there’s always tomorrow. Maybe, we’ll find our Tom Kirkman doing boss things soon on the screen. 

Parul Bhilwara
I write for a living, for fun and for the love of it. I have a deep understanding of the Internet, the digital world and pop culture. Watch out for this space to get updates on your favourite movies and TV shows.


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