Virginia Madsen Joins ‘Designated Survivor’

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Virginia Madsen joins the cast of Designated Survivor! Virginia Madsen The 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Dinner, at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. January 9, 2005.  John Spellman / Retna Ltd.

Virginia Madsen has been tapped for a major recurring role on Designated Survivor, ABC’s upcoming drama series starring Kiefer Sutherland from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.

Created by David Guggenheim, Designated Survivor centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower-level cabinet member who, as a “designated survivor”, unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington during the State of the Union. Madsen will play Kimble Hookstraten, the “other” Designated Survivor during the State of the Union address — but for the rival political party. A sharply intelligent and politically astute conservative Congresswoman, she makes it clear that, in the aftermath of the Capitol attack, she supports President Kirkman’s (Sutherland) authority as the country’s new Commander in Chief, until her true agenda is revealed and she emerges as his chief political rival.

Source: Deadline