The Hot Zone (2019– )
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Based on the eponymous international bestseller by Richard Preston, The Hot Zone recounts the terrifying true story of the origins of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious, deadly virus from... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Uppendahl

Writers:

Richard Preston (based on the book "The Hot Zone" by), Kelly Souders (developed by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Dr. Nancy Jaax
Noah Emmerich ... Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax
Topher Grace ... Dr. Peter Jahrling
Liam Cunningham ... Wade Carter
Paul James ... Ben Gellis
Robert Sean Leonard ... Walter Humboldt
Robert Wisdom ... Col. Vernon Tucker
Nick Searcy ... Frank Mays
Lenny Platt ... Capt. Kyle Orman
Anna Pniowsky ... Jaime Jaax
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Nancy's Aunt
Chuck Shamata ... Nancy's Father
Mark Kelly ... Bruce Domanski
Aiden Glenn ... Jason Jaax
Aldrin Bundoc ... USAMRIID Lab Tech
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Storyline

Based on the eponymous international bestseller by Richard Preston, The Hot Zone recounts the terrifying true story of the origins of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest and its first arrival on U.S. soil. In 1989, when this killer suddenly appears in monkeys (Cynomolgus or crab eating macaques) in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. -- a stone's throw away from the White House -- there is no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian, working with a secret military SWAT team, puts herself in mortal peril when she tries to head off the outbreak before it spreads to the human population. The Hot Zone is a dramatic, hair-raising account of a rare and lethal virus and its impact on the human race.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-14
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Trivia

ACLAM is short for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. See more »

Goofs

Clearly explaining that there are samples inside the -freezer-, Dr. Jaax proceeds to take out several culture samples and they are clearly liquid, indicating it is really a cooler or an oversight by the series producer. See more »

Connections

References Falcon Crest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore
Performed by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
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Dumb Scientists
30 May 2019 | by greg-helton-txSee all my reviews

Based on true events and a lot of stupidity. The story was written like the goal was to make the worst Lifetime movie ever. One minute Julianna Margulies is in her office and cutting on a sample and the next, she and the guy who doesn't know anything are going into LEVEL 4 quarantine with negative pressure so the microbes don't get out. But, no one is concerned about the contamination from the meatball dissection she did in her office. The photography is average and the editing makes a lot of bad calls. Lots of good actors in this but I can't stand the way they portray science.


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Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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