Behind the Scenes of the 'Designated Survivor' Cover Shoot With Kiefer Sutherland (PHOTOS)

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Brian Bowen Smith; Leland Hayward (2)
Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor
Brian Bowen Smith

Kiefer Sutherland is President Tom Kirkman.

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

He’s not always serious

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Smile for the camera!

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Getting ready for the shoot

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

And … ready!

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Looking serious

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Coffee break

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Fixing the hair

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Looking a bit more casual

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Making sure the light is just right

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

All suited up

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Behind the podium

Keifer Sutherland - Designated Survivor BTS
Leland Hayward

Looking presidential

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Though ABC canceled Designated Survivor, the series is returning for a third season on Netflix — and it landed on TV Guide Magazine's latest cover.

We have some exclusive photos from the set of the shoot with Kiefer Sutherland. The star may have to be serious when he plays President Tom Kirkman on the drama, but he cracked a few smiles during the shoot.

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Click through the gallery above to see Sutherland behind the scenes — and behind the presidential podium to celebrate the Season 3 launch on the streaming service.

Designated Survivor, Season 3, Friday, June 7, Netflix