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Natalie Abrams
July 18, 2017 AT 06:30 PM EDT

Zoe McLellan has joined the cast of Designated Survivor as a new series regular in season 2, EW has learned.

The Dirty Sexy Money alum will play Kendra Daynes, a brilliant and wily attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel. Her journey is a personal and professional one, as she develops close relationships with the White House staff while wrestling legal issues that find their way to her desk because she advises the most powerful man in the world (Kiefer Sutherland).

McLellan’s credits also include NCIS: New Orleans and JAG.

Designated Survivor will return this fall on ABC.

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