Following Wednesday's shocking fall finale of Designated Survivor, showrunner Keith Eisner has offered what to expect next when the political drama returns February on ABC.
Speaking with TV Line, the EP revealed that the show will jump 10 weeks after the events of Wednesday's outing. He said:
Yes, 10 weeks will have passed — which is the same amount of time as will elapse between [the airing of] Episode 10 and 11. During that time, the president hasn’t simply moved past grief completely; that wouldn’t be real. We’re going to pick up with how he has been dealing with the loss of his wife and the mother of his children, his best friend. And it’s not an easy transition. Episode 11 deals with that uneasiness in a very interesting way, and the remaining part of the season will deal with it too, the consequences of being alone and what that means for him.
When asked whether season 2's Russia storyline is reflected by current events, the EP commented:
I've said this before, we try not to be an express commentary on the Trump White House or on current events. And I think what you're going to learn is that the Russia connection is very different than the connection we see in contemporary events. It's not at all the same thing, and Russia's involvement has quite a twist to it. We are not mirroring current events here. The fact that Russia is involved doesn't suggest how they are involved. And I think that's something interesting for the audience to stay tuned into.
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