6 minutes ago 2018 has been a wild year for Designated Survivor. The political drama was cancelled by ABC despite a cliffhanger ending that made a third season feel absolutely necessary, but it was eventually picked up for that third season on Netflix. The third season will enter production in the not-too-distant future, and two newcomers will be part of the cast: ER alum Anthony Edwards and Transformers franchise veteran Julie White. In Designated Survivor Season 3, Anthony Edwards will play a man by the name of Mars Harper, who has become President Kirkman's Chief of Staff following the end of Season 2. He's not somebody who attempts to rule his underlings with an iron fist or bark orders. Instead, he uses his own likability to make things happen the way he wants. Harper could be a valuable asset to Kirkman as he begins the process of campaigning for re-election, as campaigning is not something Kirkman had to do to ascend to the highest office in the land the first time … [Read more...] about Designated Survivor Season 3 Cast An ER Alum And One More For Major Roles
It lurks in the jungle, jutting out from the ground like an ancient colossus' hand: Tribal Council, the site of the most sacred Survivor ritual of them all. For the upcoming season, debuting September 26, the various castaways will find themselves voting each other out in a place specifically designed to match the latest Survivor theme: David vs. Goliath, a head-to-head battle between people from two distinct walks of life. "Tribal Council was centered around the idea of an ancient arena where battles once took place and in the thousands of years since, it has become a toppled ruin," executive producer and host Jeff Probst tells The Hollywood Reporter about the expansive set. "When you enter tribal, you definitely feel the power of the past." Indeed, the power of the past was very much on the mind of the person who designs Survivor's Tribal Council sets: art department mastermind Dax Pointon, who describes the David vs. Goliath iteration as "gladiatorial and one-on-one." "The … [Read more...] about ‘Survivor’ Season 37: Jeff Probst Reveals ‘David vs. Goliath’ Tribal Council
Rather than Kiefer Sutherland himself sharing the news himself, or ABC putting out some cryptic teasers, the potential Designated Survivor reveal comes from the most recent report from the reliable publication Production Weekly. It's listed that Designated Survivor Season 3 is set to kick off production in Toronto, which is also where the previous seasons were filmed. As well, no cast members are listed for Season 3, although Keith Eisner is listed once again as showrunner, a role he filled in Season 2, even though Neal Baer was reportedly going to take over showrunning duties in Season 3. And finally, it's stated that the show is going under the working title of The White House Project, presumably to discourage onlookers from taking pics and leaking spoilers. Of course, onlookers probably wouldn't be paying attention to a show if they aren't even aware it's back on the air. … [Read more...] about Wait, Is Designated Survivor Season 3 Actually Happening Now?
6 minutes ago ABC has not renewed the political drama Designated Survivor yet, leaving some to wonder if the series and its commander-in-chief will live to see Season 3. The first season premiered to big ratings in 2016 and was quickly renewed by the alphabet network for a second season. A renewal for Season 3 has been less forthcoming, but there may be some news on the horizon, and series star Kiefer Sutherland is speaking out about whether or not he believes the drama will be renewed for a third season. Kiefer Sutherland shared his positive renewal thoughts with Digital Spy, and the date he mentions is likely a reference to ABC's upfront presentation, where the network tends to officially announce its giant slate of new and returning programs for the following broadcast season. While networks can always announce the renewal of a show early, bubble shows often have to wait until May to learn their fate. By May 15, Designated Survivor will have been a few weeks out from its … [Read more...] about Will Designated Survivor Season 3 Happen? Here’s What Kiefer Sutherland Says
[This story contains full spoilers for the latest episode of Survivor Ghost Island.] In the immortal words of Carol Anne from Poltergeist II, a film even more haunting than the current Survivor season's spooky premise: "They're back!" Three iconic relics from Survivor history returned to the game in the latest episode of Ghost Island, called "Gotta Risk it for the Biscuit." The items, in the order that they first appeared on the show: the infamous "effing stick" from Survivor Micronesia, Erik Reichenbach's cursed Micronesia immunity necklace, and the vote stealer from Survivor Game Changers. Below, executive producer and host Jeff Probst weighs in on each item's past and offers a look into its present and future: 1. The Effing Stick Original appearance: Season 16, Micronesia Original owner: Created by Ozzy Lusth, discovered by Jason Siska, then fruitlessly played by Eliza Orlins Current owner: Michael Yerger Original power: None Current power: Operating as a hidden immunity idol Probst … [Read more...] about ‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst on the Return of Three Iconic Artifacts