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[06/19/19 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 19
Updates include: Mark-Paul Gosselaar to star in ABC's "mixed-ish"; Nat Geo in talks for second season of "The Hot Zone"; and Janet Mock signs overall deal with Netflix.

[02/10/19 - 02:03 PM]
National Geographic to Produce Docu-Special "Going Viral" as Companion Piece to New Six-Part Limited Series "The Hot Zone"
The Julianna Margulies-led limited series is set to premiere Monday, May 27, and will air over three nights.

[09/13/18 - 12:09 PM]
National Geographic Announces Ensemble Cast Joining Julianna Margulies for "The Hot Zone"
Noah Emmerich, Liam Cunningham, Topher Grace, Paul James, Nick Searcy, Robert Wisdom and Robert Sean Leonard will all star in the six-episode global mini-series.

[08/09/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 9
Updates include: Joivan Wade cast as Cyborg in DC Universe's "Doom Patrol"; Joseph Quinn in talks to join HBO's "Catherine the Great"; and Rob McElhenney to star in comedy series for Apple.

[07/25/18 - 03:01 PM]
Golden Globe and Emmy(R) Award Winner Julianna Margulies Tapped for National Geographic Scripted Series "The Hot Zone"
The new series will be produced by Lynda Obst Productions, Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, Jeff Vintar and Fox 21 Television Studios.

[04/18/18 - 04:31 PM]
National Geographic Orders "The Hot Zone" to Series With Production to Start Later This Year
Based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston, the series 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.

[04/18/18 - 04:30 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Serves Up Progressive and Immersive Evening with Best-in-Class Storytellers and Curiosity Seekers
"National Geographic has become the destination for the best-in-class creatives, who want to partner with us on big, bold premium and entertaining content," said Courteney Monroe.

[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."







HOT ZONE, THE (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/27/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 5/29/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2018) From executive producer Ridley Scott, The Hot Zone, based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston, 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 appeared in chimpanzees in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian working with a secret military SWAT team put herself in mortal peril when she tried to head off the outbreak before it spread 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· James D'Arcy as Trevor Rhodes
· Julianna Margulies as Nancy Jaax
· Liam Cunningham as Wade Carter
· Nick Searcy as Frank Mays
· Noah Emmerich as Jerry Jaax
· Paul James as Ben Gellis
· Robert Sean Leonard as Walter Humboldt
· Robert Wisdom as Vernon Tucker
· Topher Grace as Peter Jahrling
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Peterson as CRTR/EP
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Jeff Vintar as EP
· Kelly Souders as CRTR/EP
· Lynda Obst as EP
· Michael Uppendahl as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Nick Murphy as DIR
· Richard Preston as BOOK
· Ridley Scott as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21 Television Studios
· Lynda Obst Productions
· Scott Free Productions