Episode Info

Tom Kirkman, a lower level United States Cabinet member, finds himself suddenly appointed president of the country after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession in the series premiere of this dramatic thriller.


Adán Canto
as Aaron Shore
Kiefer Sutherland
as Tom Kirkman
Natascha McElhone
as Jessica Kirkman
Italia Ricci
as Emily Rhodes
Kal Penn
as Seth Wheeler
Maggie Q
as Hannah Watts
Tanner Buchanan
as Leo Kirkman
McKenna Grace
as Penny Kirkman
Kevin McNally
as Harris Cochrane
Malik Yoba
as Jason Atwood
Alex Quijano
as Lawrence
Richard Bekins
as President Richmond
Elias Zarou
as Ambassador Ahmed Fayad
Peter Outerbridge
as Charlie Langdon
Rothaford Gray
as Acting Defense Secretary
Krista Morin
as Acting FBI Director
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