Congratulations on getting the full season pick-up for Designated Survivor.
EP Jon Harmon Feldman: I think everyone feels very gratified and really excited to be able to tell all of the stories we’ve been discussing in the room, and have the ability to really follow through on what we’ve been setting up.
Have you been writing toward a 22-episode season, or does the pickup change the game for plotting out the season?
JHF: It doesn’t change things. We always had different signposts we were building to. We had a longer arc in mind if we were going to get the opportunity to tell those stories. Now that we are, we’ll just dive into that. But it’s not changing the short-term, and it allows us to fully explore the long term.
Source and more: THR
The full season order brings Designated Survivor a step closer to a Season 2 renewal, though ABC has yet to decide the show’s longer-term fate. Stay tuned…