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.
USAMRIID is short for United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases located in Fort Detrick Maryland. See more »
Nearly every security protocol explained in the series as vital for handling the kind of virus that they worked with goes out of the window at the first possible occasion. This goes especially and most visibly for the main roles. See more »
Too much unnecessary added drama.
Having read the book any number of times, I was delighted to see Nat Geo produce a miniseries. The story of filoviruses is terrifying, and this particular story is scary enough without the addition of 'jump scares' and absurdist storylines. It's a shame that NatGeo felt the need to add such ridiculous drama to what is already a powerful story. It makes what should be a powerful and sobering message and makes it into a hoary mess. The cast is talented enough, and the events are important enough, that they could have spoken for themselves.
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