DESIGNATED Survivor fans are freaking out as they think the popular Netflix show may have predicted the coronavirus pandemic.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts while self-isolating at home due to the global COVID-19 crisis happening around the world.
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Feeling seriously spooked, viewers shared their opinion on social media referring to a storyline from season three of the political thriller drama series – which is available to stream on Netflix.
In a clip found on Twitter, President of the United States Tom Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is seen being briefed about a current situation regarding a new disease spreading in the United States.
One character is heard telling the President: "There's been 32 cases in the past 24 hours, 12 fatalities," while another adds: "Which means thousands are infected."
"So what does the CDC say?" he says, before asking if it's the same as another disease they have dealt with.
"Worse, it’s influenza A. Highly contagious, short incubation period, facilitates the spread," the female worker replies.
"Could this be the superbug you’ve been worried about?" the President asks her, as she responds: "This flu appears to be a H7N9 sub-type, like the Delta Flu."
Walking over to a screen which shows a map of the United States, he then asks her: "And no one here has immunity? How fast will this spread?"
"Our simulation says the age seven and nine will appear in surrounding states in 36 hours. In 72 hours… that’s what it will look like," she explains, before pointing to the map.
"Oh my God," Kiefer's character can be heard saying with a look of complete shock on his face.
And fans of the Netflix series were equally as shocked as they realised there were many similarities to the current coronavirus threat.
"The TV show “Designated survivor” has it all predicted," one person tweeted, while another asked: "Does anyone else feel like Designated Survivor predicted everything!?"
A third person commented: "Bruh #DesignatedSurvivor season 3 predicted the corona virus situation we in rn last year 👀 @netflix what do you have to say for yourself? (sic)"
A fourth person simple asked: "Did s3 of #DesignatedSurvivor predict #COVID19."
Designated Survivor is just one of several shows that appear to have predicted the coronavirus pandemic.
It has also emerged that fellow Netflix series, My Sercret Terrius, predicted it two years ago.
Fans of the show were left with "goosebumps" as the drama mentioned the deadly virus which has killed over 21,500 people around the world.
Viewers of the show were left stunned as the Korean drama seemed to guess the coronavirus pandemic as far back as 2018.
The show, which features Korean stars So Ji-sub, Jung In-sun, Son Ho-jun and Im Se-mi, featured an episode which shows a coronavirus being mutated to be used as a weapon, with a doctor keen to find a cure.
It's also been suggested that popular cartoon series, The Simpsons, predicted it too – in particular the diagnosis of Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.
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