The 4 best Netflix alternatives to the designated successor

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Designated Successor takes us back to a starring role in Kiefer Sutherland, an outstanding actor who remained in the collective memory for his wonderful portrayal of Jack Bauer in 24. In Designated Successor we come across a political thriller in which the fate of a great world power like the United States depends on a simple official.

There are many political series that we can find today, where the name House of Cards usually always sounds above all, a series that has shown us that ambition can bring you to the pinnacle of power if you make the right decisions. The fact is that Designated Successor is one of the most popular series within this genre that we can see on Netflix, so if you are looking for series that can act as replacements, we leave you the 4 best Netflix alternatives to Designated Successor.

Kiefer Sutherland stars in this political thriller


The first alternative is the most obvious and that is, as we said before, 24 is the series that made Kiefer Sutherland stay in our memory. This series, which is an adrenaline rush in each episode, proposes that in each season of the series they spend 24 hours in the life of Jack Bauer, a special agent in charge of stopping the terrorist attacks.

  • Year: 2001.
  • Seasons: 9.
  • Episodes available: 192.
  • Approximate duration: 42 minutes.

House of cards

Another obvious alternative. Thinking of a political thriller without mentioning House of Cards it's almost a crime. In this series the figure of Kevin Spacey rises as a huge actor, giving birth to Fran Underwood on the verge of becoming president of the United States. House of Cards has been one of the most awarded series of recent years.

  • Year 2013.
  • Seasons: 6.
  • Episodes available: 73.
  • Approximate duration: 50 minutes.


Ozark is another of the more interesting thrillers recently arrived on VOD platforms. This time more focused on the crime thriller subgenre, Ozark tells us how a financial advisor drags his family from Chicago Missouri on a mission to launder $ 500 million over five years to appease a drug lord.

  • Year: 2017.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes available: 30.
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes.


Bodyguard is the last recommendation we will leave you on this list and that is that we return once again to politics and intensity with this series that tells us how after helping to prevent a terrorist attack, a war veteran must protect one of the politicians who they promoted the conflict in which he fought. Thanks to his role in this series, Richard Madden (also known for playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones) won a Golden Globe.

  • Year: 2018.
  • Seasons: 1.
  • Episodes available: 6.
  • Approximate duration: 60 minutes.
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