Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
Agent Hannah Wells races furiously to gather evidence of MacLeish's involvement in the conspiracy.
Hannah Wells grapples with her decision to reveal what she knows about the conspiracy behind the Capitol bombing.
Close Turmoil in an African country forces President Kirkman to rely on an unlikely ally for help.
As President Kirkman releases an agenda to reset his presidency, Alex makes a controversial public statement that threatens to derail it.
President Kirkman forms an unlikely alliance in the hopes of passing his first bill.