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Designated Survivor - Production Company eOne in Talks to Continue Show After ABC Cancellation; Netflix in Talks

Designated Survivor Eyed By Netflix

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 the numbers.

I also hear that the series’ creative team is excited about exploring what a premium version of Designated Survivor would be.


We might not have seen the last of political thriller Designated Survivor. I hear that eOne is in talks to shop the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama to other networks following its cancellation by ABC.

eOne sources have told Deadline that “it’s not over” and that it’s starting to look at whether there is another home for the thriller. “We’re right at the beginning but there’s more to play on that one,” said the exec. If the producer and distributor did find a deal, it would be the latest high-profile series, following Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this season to find a new home after cancellation.

In fact, the company, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has just put out a regulatory statement, confirming that it is “in active discussions with other parties for further series of the show”.


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