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Designated Survivor - Season 3 - Anthony Edwards and Julie White Join Netflix Series

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Anthony Edwards (ER) and Julie White (Go On) have joined the cast of Netflix's upcoming 10-episode third season of Designated Survivor per Deadline. Edwards and White will have major recurring roles per Deadline in the third season that follows President Kirkman's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debate, campaign finance and "fake news."

Edwards will play Mars Harper, the chief of staff. Harper is likable and folksy in his manner, and uses that gentility to impose his will. Savvy, experienced and professional, Harper has served many administrations in many capacities. He is respected by all, regardless of party or ideological orientation. He’s come to impart discipline and organization to a West Wing that, from his perch, has lacked focus. He will clash with other staff when he sees that the President’s needs are not made number one, which will at times put him at odds with Lorraine Zimmer, the new campaign manager (White), who might have her own agenda.

White will play Lorraine. Described as a force of nature, she takes no prisoners with her strongly held views, backed by years of professional experience running successful campaigns. Previously, she ran a PR firm and is noted for disrupting established businesses. She is embroiled in a nasty divorce, for which she’s expected to pay the alimony. At first, Zimmer is wary of working with President Kirkman (Sutherland), who has never run in an election. But she’s keenly savvy and notes that he’s blazing a new trail as the nation’s first incumbent president running as an Independent. Zimmer loves the challenge of shaping the campaign, noting that she’ll go down in history if she helps Kirkman pull a win. That zest to win may drive her to engage in dirty tricks and ultimately more nefarious backroom deals.


Additionally, Maggie Q will be returning to the Netflix series.

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