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Containment was cancelled by The CW back in May, but the network let 13 one-hour episode drama play out. In the wake of last night's unintentional Containment TV series finale, Executive Producer Julie Plec talks about her plans, had The CW renewed the quarantine drama for a second season.Based on the Belgian series Cordon, Containment follows people afflicted with and affected by a mysterious epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta. The Containment TV series cast includes: David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Trevor St. John. Warning: Containment TV series finale spoilers, after the jump.Read More… »
For an episode that wasn't intended to be a series finale, the final episode of The CW's "limited event series" Containment was actually a very satisfying way to go out. Here's how we left everyone in the closing moments of the series: Our little group of refugees had gotten about halfway through the tunnels on their way to escape the cordon when the government started blowing said tunnels up. Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence) and Xander (Demetrius Bridges) realized that it was smarter for them to head back, so they did. They got to Teresa's mom's store, only to find their worst fears realized: Teresa's mom was dead. But they decided to stay and build their family there—plus, Xander »
Spoilers. The Containment TV show finale airs tonight on The CW at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Containment was cancelled after one season of thirteen episodes, but after the first season and unplanned series finale episode, "Path to Paradise," was already in the can.Still, showrunner Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries; The Originals) says viewers will get some closure from the Atlanta-set quarantine drama, starring David Gyasi, Christina Marie Moses, Chris Wood Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, and Trevor St. John. Containment TV series finale spoilers, after the jump.Read More… »
The CW’s “Containment” has been cancelled and will not return for Season 2, Variety has confirmed.
The outbreak drama, which was billed as a limited series prior to air, will finish out its freshman season, with its series finale set to air on July 19.
The CW previously renewed most of its existing lineup, and announced Thursday that it would pick up Season 2 of “Supergirl,” which previously aired on CBS. The network also ordered three new shows to series — “Riverdale,” based on the Archie Comics characters; “Frequency,” from “Supernatural” showrunner Jeremy Carver; and hourlong comedy “No Tomorrow.”
In its four airings to date, “Containment” has averaged a steady 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.5 million viewers overall in same-day Nielsen numbers — faring as well as, if not better than, previous timeslot occupant “iZombie” in several categories.
The series, set in Atlanta following the outbreak of a mysterious epidemic, is executive produced by »
- Laura Prudom
Currently, there are several TV shows that revolve around viral outbreaks -- The Last Ship, The Strain, and Z Nation. The folks at The CW are hoping there's room for one more with their Containment series. How will this one perform in the ratings? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On Containment, a mysterious and lethal epidemic breaks out in Atlanta and a wide reaching urban quarantine is quickly enforced. This forces those who are stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while, local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. The cast includes David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Trevor St. John.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better »
If you watched the premiere of The CW’s intense — and very bloody! — viral outbreak thriller Containment on Tuesday, then you probably aren’t getting within 4 to 6 feet of someone in the near future. But was the show’s debut contagious in a good way?
Before you weigh in with your diagnosis, let’s recap the pilot:
Containment puts its characters in a position where they have to do what's necessary to survive -- while also separating them from their loved ones. BuddyTV got the scoop from David Gyasi, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and executive producer Julie Plec about how these characters struggle with their inner turmoil and how the world has changed for them because of a viral outbreak.
CW has enjoyed such an admirable run with its recent development that the network was probably overdue for a genuine clunker. And it gets one, big-time, with “Containment,” a thoroughly uninspired drama about a pandemic, focusing on the officials charged with controlling the crisis and those cordoned off in harm’s way. While anyone in TV can come down with a bad case of the blahs, for the network’s sake, let’s hope this one doesn’t go viral.
Exhibiting parallels to a long list of movies (“Contagion” and “Outbreak” come to mind) and adapted from a Belgian series, “Containment” has been entrusted to “The Vampire Diaries’” Julie Plec and director David Nutter, ostensibly a formidable tandem. But the resulting drama and cast simply fail to ignite, with the latter having seemingly been chosen more for their summer-catalog potential than anything approaching more helpful strains of chemistry.
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- Brian Lowry
Enjoy the clean, pretty state of affairs in TVLine’s exclusive Containment cast photo, because things definitely aren’t going to stay that way behind that quarantine fence in the bloody CW series.
Premiering after The Flash on Tuesday, April 19, executive producer Julie Plec’s intense medical thriller explores what happens when an extremely deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, isolating half of the ensemble (seen below) from the rest of the city. In the process, lovers are separated, a conspiracy is born and Kai from Vampire Diaries trades magic for anger issues. »
9 items from 2016
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