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The Hot Zone 

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The frightening spread of the EVD (Ebolavirus).
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Series cast summary:
Julianna Margulies ...  Dr. Nancy Jaax 6 episodes, 2019
Noah Emmerich ...  Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax 6 episodes, 2019
Topher Grace ...  Dr. Peter Jahrling 6 episodes, 2019
Liam Cunningham ...  Wade Carter 6 episodes, 2019
Paul James ...  Ben Gellis 6 episodes, 2019
Lenny Platt ...  Capt. Kyle Orman 6 episodes, 2019
James D'Arcy ...  Travis Rhodes 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Wisdom ...  Col. Vernon Tucker 5 episodes, 2019
Nick Searcy ...  Frank Mays 5 episodes, 2019
Mark Kelly ...  Bruce Domanski 5 episodes, 2019
Aiden Glenn ...  Jason Jaax 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Sean Leonard ...  Walter Humboldt 4 episodes, 2019
Grace Gummer ...  Melinda Danport 4 episodes, 2019
Anna Pniowsky ...  Jaime Jaax 4 episodes, 2019
Jonathan Shatzky ...  Gordy Vance 4 episodes, 2019
Bobby Moreno ...  Ash 3 episodes, 2019
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Nancy's Aunt 3 episodes, 2019
Chuck Shamata ...  Nancy's Father 3 episodes, 2019
Lisa Truong ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 2019
Libby Osler ...  Reese 3 episodes, 2019
Mike Taylor ...  Wichita 3 episodes, 2019
Milton Barnes ...  Sergeant Ericson 3 episodes, 2019
Sochi Fried ...  Janice 3 episodes, 2019
Lauren Collins ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 2019
Rob Stewart ...  General Dwyer 2 episodes, 2019
Clark Backo ...  Liz / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Jair Sprott ...  Ben's Young Son #1 2 episodes, 2019
Tessa Danielle Tessa Danielle ...  Sister Monica 2 episodes, 2019
Jalon Gregory Jalon Gregory ...  Ben's Young Son #2 2 episodes, 2019
Hallea Jones ...  Anita 2 episodes, 2019
Tammy Isbell ...  Doris Domanski 2 episodes, 2019
Sylvaine Strike Sylvaine Strike ...  Sister Elise 2 episodes, 2019
Safriel Ndzingani Safriel Ndzingani ...  Kitoko's Healthy Son 2 episodes, 2019
Joe Vaz ...  Yambuku Chopper Pilot 2 episodes, 2019
Jacques Pierre Jacques Pierre ...  Faith Healer Bosa 2 episodes, 2019
Calwyn Shurgold ...  Medic 2 episodes, 2019
Toby Bisson Toby Bisson ...  Chad 2 episodes, 2019
Callum Shoniker ...  Domanski's Son 2 episodes, 2019
Camilla Waldman Camilla Waldman ...  Yambuku Nurse 2 episodes, 2019
Lili Connor ...  Gordy's Wife 2 episodes, 2019

"The Hot Zone" Will Put You in Full Paranoia Mode

The terrifying story of the first outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. comes to National Geographic with a cast that includes Julianna Margulies and Topher Grace.

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The story of the origins of the Ebola virus featuring interviews with scientific researchers, Ebola survivors, policy and decision makers, the author of 'The Hot Zone'.

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In 1989, the Ebola virus appears in chimpanzees in a research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and there is no known cure; a U.S. Army scientist puts her life on the line to head off an outbreak before it spreads to the human population.

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In 1989, Ebola Landed on U.S. Soil. They Risked Everything to Contain It.

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Col. Jaax's uniform flag would have been faced the other way pre-2003 when this takes place. See more »

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A Real Event Made Boring
29 May 2019 | by juliekcreelSee all my reviews

The cast is excellent, but they can't save the bad writing and worse pacing. I read the Richard Preston book back in 1994, and again last month when I heard about this miniseries. The book is an accurate accounting of the real events of 1989, and it's an edge-of-your-seat exciting read. This miniseries takes the same event and manages to drag it out with unnecessary backstories, wooden dialogue, and a dozen cliches. Then there are the blatantly incorrect representations of protocol in a lab environment. (I was in the medical field in 1989, and we did have strict ppe protocols.) My advice is to treat this as pure fiction, loosely based on the facts of the actual events. Get the true story from the book.


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