Designated Survivor Enlists Royal Pains' Paulo Costanzo as New Regular

TVLine | 6/29/2017 | Michael Ausiello
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Help is on the way for President Kirkman, whether he likes it or not.

Designated Survivor has tapped Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo to join the ABC drama’s second season as a political friend and foil to Sutherland’s POTUS, per Deadline. His series-regular character, Lyor Boone, is the new White House Political Director — a whiz kid brought on by Emily (Italia Ricci) to help a presidency struggling with its messaging and political strategy.

Kirkman - Feelings - Lyor - Talent - Value

Kirkman has mixed feelings about Lyor, whose talent and value are undeniable. While Kirkman uneasily embraces the necessity of a wheeling and dealing next gen political operator, Lyor’s cynicism will, inevitably, clash with Kirkman’s idealism. But Lyor’s big selling point is one that Kirkman cannot deny: if Kirkman wants Americans to believe in their...
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