It’s something of a “24” reunion as “Justified” alum Mykelti Williamson has scored a recurring role on ABC’s new series “Designated Survivor” alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Williamson played Brian Hastings, Director of CTU New York, on the eighth season of “24” opposite Sutherland’s Jack Bauer.
In ‘Survivor,’ Sutherland stars as lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman who unexpectedly becomes President after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
Williamson will play Admiral Chernow, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He’s a forthright and intelligent career military man who quickly becomes one of President Kirkman’s most trusted advisors.
David Guggenheim serves as creator and executive producer of “Designated Survivor” which appears to be the most recommended of the new Fall shows of the major five networks alongside NBC’s “This Is Us”. It premieres on September 21st.