Designated Survivor S2

The second season of the American political drama series Designated Survivor originally aired from Sept 27 2017 to May 16 2018. Season 3 is in production and will be released in 2019.


The second season is a bit shaky. What was a tight political thriller tried to become a comedy, a drama and morality play.

After the villains of season one are disposed of, it becomes clear that the tome will be lighter with ‘jokes’. It doesn’t really work as the ‘problem of the episode’ takes over and the thriller story-lineĀ  is relegated to a minor role. Things do pick up in the final episodes, but not enough to redeem a rather patchy series.