Now, one year into office, Kirkman is a Commander-in-chief determined to rebuild the capitol and capture the terrorists behind the catastrophic attack on the United States. In the same month, it was announced that was cast in a series regular role as attorney and White House counsel, Kendra Daynes. Former executive producer Keith Eisner will take over as showrunner for the second season. Meanwhile, Hannah desperately searches for a link between Andrea Frost and the cyber attacks, bringing her into career-threatening disfavour with the President. The White House staff scrambles to expose the leaker. In November 2017, was cast in the recurring role of engineer and space entrepreneur, Andrea Frost.
. Damian breaks his tracking device to kill a Russian before the Russian can kill Hannah. An old murder case threatens Kendra's safety and budding relationship with Trey Kirkman. Seth makes a personal decision that could jeopardize both his political career and his future in the White House. Trying to aid the Taurasians may jeopardise Kirkman's presidency, while Seth and Lyor are missing on the island. The president engages Ethan West to investigate former president Moss's leaks and betrayals, but Moss steps up his attacks on Kirkman and makes a shocking announcement.
Eisner will be the fourth showrunner for the show, replacing , who was hired as showrunner in December 2016, taking over for. Despite first seeming to side against the president, Ethan West comes to a surprising realisation about Kirkman's character and style. Kirkman's brother delivers an unexpected but welcome surprise involving a bond payment deadline extension to Japan. A weary president ponders briefly whether he really feels fit to remain in office. Young Jennings is freed and Minter is arrested in the White House. It's a big show so I wish them well. The show's original showrunner stepped down due to creative differences after the series' official pickup in February 2016.
Director also appears as Kirkman's therapist. Vice President Darby convenes a secret Cabinet meeting to discuss whether to remove Kirkman under the 25th Amendment, and ruthless attorney Ethan West is brought in to investigate Kirkman's past. Meanwhile, the man that Hannah shot returns. Emily survived her gunshot but makes a fateful decision about her White House service. In January 2018, was cast in the recurring role of Washington attorney and , Ethan West. When Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, the president is faced with a hostage situation in which his diplomatic skills are put to the test. While Seth and Emily concurrently continue re-assessing their relationship as both are compelled to sign White House disclosure documents covering it, Kirkman is quietly outraged when he discovers the source of the leaks.
After resolving Taurasi's humanitarian crisis, Kirkman has his own public announcement. Hannah's evidence points to one of Kirkman's oldest friends, Dax Minter, as the cyber attack mastermind who also leaked Kirkman's therapy recordings. Meanwhile, the resolution compromises Kirkman's relationship with the former president, now secretary of state, while Kirkman tries to keep his children steady in the wake of Alex's death. Kirkman's son is accepted to both Georgetown University and Stanford University. Hannah discovers Damian's final wish. Seth dresses down the White House press corps by reminding them any man---never mind a president---would be traumatised by his wife's unexpected death.
In March 2018, was cast in the recurring role of Russian cultural attaché, Valeria Poriskova. Andrea — about to leave for San Francisco to head a project crucial for her company — shares a private farewell with Kirkman, each urging the other not to reject future love despite their spousal bereavements. Evidence initially points to East Hun Chiu, but when it proves to be Kunami's doing, Kirkman launches airstrikes at strategic targets in that country. . . .
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