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Season 3 of the Kiefer Sutherland (known for 24, Mirrors, Phone Booth ) White House thriller bows this week, with Neal Baer, whose distinguished resume includes producing blockbuster shows such as “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU,” handling the executive-producing duties.
Baer, 63, revamped the show, keeping Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman, but making him campaign for the job he was appointed to in the show’s very first episode.
So we have an eclectic mix of respected pros such as Anthony Edwards and Lauren Holly, Broadway scene-stealers such as Julie White and breakouts such Elena Tovar.
As the first season concerns Kirkman’s re-election, Baer used man-on-the-street interviews that address national issues.
Ben Lawson, who plays Damian Rennett, puts the footage together and shows it to President Kirkman.
I brought on three writers: Adam Stein, with whom I did “Under the Dome,” Peter Noah, who is terrific and was executive producer of “The West Wing,” post-Sorkin.
Do you think President Kirkman, whose first wife, Alex, perished during the show’s second season, will find time to woo another First Lady this season? Kirkman has to run for president first.
Kiefer Sutherland will return as President Tom Kirkman. He will be joined by Kal Penn (Seth Wright), Adan Canto (Aaron Shore) and Italia Ricci (Emily Rhodes) and Maggie Q (Hannah Wells) who all played instrumental roles in the second season of the show.
The Chief of Staff role has been confirmed to be Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun). Meanwhile Julie White (Transformers, Monsters vs. Aliens) will portray Kirkman’s new campaign manager Lorraine Zimmer.
The Chief of Staff’s wife is being played by Lauren Holly who’s appeared in Dumb & Dumber, Picket Fences back in the 1990s and What Women Want.
Jamie Clayton who played Nomi Marks on Sense8 is scheduled to appear in season 3 playing the role of Sasha Booker.
Benjamin Charles Watson who’s appeared in The Killing and Warehouse 13 is set to play the role of Dante.
Chukwudi Iwuji is going to be appearing in season 3 as Dr. Eli Mays.
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) May 31, 2019