'Designated Survivor' season 2: the Kirkmans are in danger; whiz kid joins the White House

Season 2 premieres September 27 on ABC
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After a twisted season 1 of "Designated Survivor," where viewers saw how the most powerful man on Earth struggled in the White House, it looks like things are taking a different approach as the show returns for a second season. While another set of challenges awaits President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), the line of succession to the presidency continues to grow.

Spoiler alert! This article contains “Designated Survivor” spoilers. Read on if you would like to know what happens before the next episode airs.

ABC’s hit political thriller will have a new showrunner this upcoming season - the show’s fourth since it premiered. Keith Eisner, executive producer of “The Good Wife,” will be taking over the lead duties for season 2. His previous work includes “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order” and “Gilmore Girls.” He takes over after Jeff Melvoi.

Den of Geek reports that for season 2, “Designated Survivor” will have three new cast members joining as series regulars. Zoe McLellan from “NCIS: New Orleans” will be playing Kendra Daynes, a brilliant attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel. Paulo Costanzo, who was previously seen in “The Night Of,” will be playing Lyor Boone, who happens to be the new Political Director. His character has been described as a whiz kid brought in to help a struggling presidency.

Ben Lawson from “The Deep End” will be playing Damian Rennett. His character has been described as an MI-6 operative who will be meeting with Hannah while posing as a Dutchman. How Agent Wells responds to this so-called impostor is something fans should look forward to, especially on the action side.

A new video for season 2 has also been unveiled. Here, it has been hinted that President Kirkman’s family will be in danger. From what or from whom, viewers need to wait with bated breath to find out when the season premieres.

Designated Survivor” will return on September 27 on ABC. It also airs on Netflix US and Australia .