Designated Survivor is coming to Channel 5 in the UK

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Photo credit: Netflix

From Digital Spy

Note: This story contains some plot spoilers for season 2 of Designated Survivor, if you haven't been watching at US or Netflix pace.

ABC's Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland, is coming to Channel 5 in the UK.

The political thriller, currently carried by Netflix in the UK, is a rarity as it'll now be shown on Netflix and Channel 5 (according to The Hollywood Reporter).

As well as Designated Survivor, Channel 5 has also taken on The Detail, a Canadian crime procedural starring Angela Griffin, Wendy Crewson and Shenae Grimes-Beech.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Related: Designated Survivor season 3 – Everything you need to know

Alongside Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman, Designated Survivor stars Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

Previously, Designated Survivor killed off the First Lady, Kirkman's wife Alex (Natasha McElhone), in the season 2 midseason finale.

Speaking about the shocking death, showrunner Keith Eisner told TVLine that the President won't have "moved past grief completely".

Photo credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/ABC via Getty Images
Photo credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/ABC via Getty Images

"We're going to pick up with how he has been dealing with the loss of his wife and the mother of his children, his best friend. And it's not an easy transition.

"Episode 11 deals with that uneasiness in a very interesting way, and the remaining part of the season will deal with it too, the consequences of being alone and what that means for him," he explained.

Designated Survivor airs on Wednesdays on ABC in the US and on Thursdays on Netflix in the UK.

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