By Daniel S. Levine – March 27, 2020 12:19 am EDT Share 0 Comments 0 The third and final season of Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland as the U.S. president, has cut a little too close to reality for some viewers during the coronavirus pandemic. Coincidentally, the last episodes of the show, produced by Entertainment One, centered on a pandemic and how the government responds to it during an election year. The story was plotted by showrunner Neal Baer, a licensed physician who worked on ER and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in 2018.Designated Survivor centered on the most extreme scenarios that could shake the U.S. government. It begins with a terrorist attack at the Capitol Building during the State of the Union, leaving the inexperienced Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to become president. Season 3 followed his re-election bid, and just as the campaign heats up, a viral outbreak starts. The virus appears to be targeting people of color, and conspiracy theorists begin to wonder if the virus was released for political reasons.”I’m hoping that COVID-19 provides us with a drill,” Baer told Variety this week. “Even though it’s caused terrible calamity, it’s… Read full this story
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