ABC has released the Official Synopsis of Designated Survivor episode “Backfire” (1.13), that will be aired on Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00-11:00 PM.
A LEAK TO THE PRESS THROWS THE WHITE HOUSE INTO TURMOIL, AS THE CONSPIRACY HITS CLOSE TO HOME
An investigative journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing and leaves Seth struggling to contain the damage from the leaked story. Meanwhile, Hannah unearths a key connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy.
“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.
“Backfire” (#113) was written by Sang Kyu Kim & Pierluigi D. Cothran and directed by Tara Nicole Weyr.
In Designated Survivor, 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.
Designated Survivor is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper. Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers.