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It appears that the actors on Designated Survivor were just as blindsided as the fans when it came to the disappearance of many integral characters for Season 3. LaMonica Garrett, who played Mike, shared on Twitter that he was “disappointed to find out Mike Ritter would not be returning for Season 3.” Article continues below advertisement
“There were lengthy negotiations between Designated Survivor and Netflix [and] unfortunately myself and a couple of others fell victim to the budget sword,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “#actorslife.”
We hate when budget and creative changes end up with our favorite characters getting cut!
Netflix RUINED Designated Survivor!
Ok, I admit it… Waiting a year after the release of Season 3 to finally sit down and catch up on the show is pretty pathetic. Turns out, it was for good reason. Netflix ruined Designated Survivor – and I’m pretty pissed about it.
Geeky FBI computer nerd, played brilliantly by Jake Epstein. He partnered with Hannah Wells (which her, uh, story in S3 is RIDICULOUS) – and without Chuck – pretty much everyone would be dead… and if not dead, the whole administration would at least have failed. He was even the first to figure out Damien! How the hell is he not part of season 3???
Why did LYOR and Kendra leave Designated Survivor?
Why did Mike leave designated?
What happened to Leo on Designated Survivor?
In 2016, Lyor put forward his name for the position of White House Political Director and following a trial day, was officially hired by President Kirkman despite initial misgivings from his senior staff due to his odd personality and behavior.