Designated Survivor: 60 Days is the latest remake in Korean dramaland starring Ji Jin Hee (Misty) in the lead role. The show’s American original is a political thriller headlined by Kiefer Sutherland. It aired first 2 seasons on ABC, but after its cancellation was announced, it was picked up by Netflix which is airing its third season now.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days is a story about a man who is made acting president for 60 days after every higher government official including the president is killed as a result of a terrorist attack on the National Assembly. The man was the Minister of Environment before being entrusted with this difficult task. The show stars Heo Jun Ho (Kingdom) as the Chief of Staff, Lee Joon Hyuk (A Poem a Day) as a politician and Kang Ha Na (Just Between Lovers) as an agent with the Counter-terrorism unit at the National Intelligence Service who investigates the attack.
I have seen a few episodes of the original but never dedicatedly watched it. It is kind of episodic with the main mystery taking the other part of the plot. The remake is written by the writer of Beautiful Mind and Monstar. It is helmed by the PD of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and Descendants Of The Sun. It will start airing from tomorrow on tvN.