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[03/29/21 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 29
Updates include: Starz cancels "American Gods" after three seasons; Amanda Seyfried to lead Hulu's "The Dropout"; and The CW's "All American: Homecoming" fills out cast.

[02/23/21 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 23
Updates include: Jon Stewart taps trio for his Apple series; Taylor Kitsch signs onto "The Terminal List" at Amazon; and HBO sets auspices for "The Vanishing Half" adaptation.

[02/09/21 - 11:36 AM]
National Geographic Taps Harry Hamlin and Dylan Baker as Guest Stars Alongside Previously Announced Leads Tony Goldwyn and Daniel Dae Kim for "The Hot Zone: Anthrax"
Principal photography will begin this month in Toronto.

[01/13/21 - 09:06 AM]
National Geographic Names Leads for "The Hot Zone: Anthrax"
Tony Goldwyn and Daniel Dae Kim will star in the next installment of the scripted anthology series.

[11/11/20 - 09:31 AM]
National Geographic Gives Season Two Order to Network's Highest-Rated Scripted Series Ever, "The Hot Zone"
Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson return as executive producers and showrunners for this next installment, which will focus on the anthrax attacks of 2001.

[12/18/19 - 12:24 PM]
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Nat Geo Channel Is Bringing Back the Best of Its 2019 Programming for You to Binge Over the Holidays
And better yet, see what's in store for 2020 with a sneak peek of the reimagined "Brain Games" hosted by Keegan-Michael Key (December 29 at 10:00/9:00c).

[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)
Returns in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/27/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 2 (of six episodes) ordered on 11/11/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2021) National Geographic, with Scott Free Productions and 20th Television, announced today that Tony Goldwyn ("King Richard," "Scandal," "Lovecraft Country") and Daniel Dae Kim ("Hawaii Five-0," "Lost," "The Good Doctor") will star in the next installment of the scripted anthology series THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX. Previously announced, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will return as executive producers and showrunners, focusing this season's limited series on the harrowing anthrax attacks of 2001. Principal photography will begin this winter 2021 in Toronto. In a timely limited series that depicts the plight and eventual triumph over a National threat, THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX takes place in 2001, just weeks after 9/11, where the United States was rocked by another deadly act of terrorism. Letters containing anthrax were sent to unsuspecting victims in Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York. The anonymous assault claimed five lives and caused panic throughout the U.S. Despite interagency turf wars and many false leads, an unlikely team of scientists, FBI agents and government departments slowly closed in on a shocking prime suspect.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daniel Dae Kim as Matthew Ryker (Season 2)
· Dylan Baker as Ed Copak (Season 2)
· Harry Hamlin as Tom Brokaw (Season 2)
· Tony Goldwyn as Bruce Ivins (Season 2)
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· James D'Arcy as Trevor Rhodes (Season 1)
· Julianna Margulies as Nancy Jaax (Season 1)
· Liam Cunningham as Wade Carter (Season 1)
· Nick Searcy as Frank Mays (Season 1)
· Noah Emmerich as Jerry Jaax (Season 1)
· Paul James as Ben Gellis (Season 1)
· Robert Sean Leonard as Walter Humboldt (Season 1)
· Robert Wisdom as Vernon Tucker (Season 1)
· Topher Grace as Peter Jahrling (Season 1)
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