A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Maggie Q / Natascha McElhone / Kal Penn / Kiefer Sutherland / Adan Canto / Italia Ricci / LaMonica Garrett / Tanner Buchanan / Mckenna Grace / Michael Murray Scratch / Michael Gaston / Darrell Hicks / Nicholas Massouh
President Kirkman forms an unlikely alliance in the hopes of passing his first bill while Agent Ritter is briefed by FBI Agent Hannah Wells about a new alarming threat to the nation.
An investigative journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing; Hannah discovers a connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy.
Circles must tighten as a new discovery within the conspiracy emerges. Meanwhile, tension rises between Aaron and Emily as suspicions loom in the White House. Finally, a new lead places Agent Wells closer than before to the truth.
An American track-and-field coach's trip to Russia forces Kirkman into a hostage exchange involving the CIA and the Russian government; Agent Wells and Deputy Director Atwood's investigation uncovers dangerous information.
A shooting at the White House during a Governors Summit throws President Kirkman's plans to elect a new Congress into turmoil; Agent Hannah makes a shocking discovery in her investigation of the capitol bombing.
After realizing that diplomacy isn't going to work with Algeria, President Kirkman decides the send the Navy SEALs on a mission; the probe into the Capitol bombing continues.
Tom juggles dealing with a security breach and preparing for his first television interview as the FBI continues to investigate the Capitol bombing.
Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion.