By Madeline Raynor
September 21, 2016 at 11:19 PM EDT
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Now that you’ve seen the first episode of Kiefer Sutherland’s political thriller Designated Survivor, are you hooked?

The ABC political drama has a fascinating subject: the title refers to the (real-life) political position of designated survivor, a member of the U.S. government who is sequestered during a major meeting of the president and other top political leaders. In the event that anything happens to all of them, the designated survivor becomes president. And that’s exactly what happens to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman (Sutherland) in the first episode.

EW’s Jeff Jensen wrote in his review, “[Kirkman is] a wish-fulfillment POTUS, both insider and outsider, pure and good. He’s overwhelmed by his sudden promotion but honest about it and surely able to rise to the challenge. Sutherland is incredibly appealing and credible in a change-of-pace role.”

But did you find him appealing? Vote in our poll and tell us what you think in the comments.

Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in this ABC political drama. The 2016 new fall show follows his rise to president when all other cabinet members tragically die. Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Adan Canto, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q also star.
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