Containment (2016)
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Reveals the lives of the characters leading up to the pandemic and how their lives will change forever.


David Nutter


Julie Plec (developed for American television by), Carl Joos (based on the television series 'Cordon' by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Gyasi ... Alex 'Lex' Carnahan
Christina Moses ... Jana
Chris Wood ... Jake
Kristen Gutoskie ... Katie Frank
Claudia Black ... Sabine Lommers
George Young ... Victor Cannerts
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Teresa
Trevor St. John ... Leo
Karan Oberoi ... Bobby Carver
Elyse Levesque ... Rita Sanders
Zachary Unger ... Quentin
Charles Black Charles Black ... Bert
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Micheline (as Sandra Lafferty)
Nadine Lewington ... Suzy
Tiffany Morgan ... Leanne


Reveals the lives of the characters leading up to the pandemic and how their lives will change forever.

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Release Date:

19 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While this series takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, the 2014 series takes place in Antwerp, Belgium. The series was a hit in Belgium. In both cases, the cities have a lot of economical and cultural influence on their whole region ... See more »


Sabine Lommers supposedly works for the CDC, which stands for the Centers (plural) for Disease Control, only all the signs throughout the series read Center (singular) for Disease Control. See more »


Alex Carnahan: Did you unleash a virus to get me to move in with you?
Alex Carnahan: Yeah.
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OK start for a new "epidemic" show
26 April 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Containment" says it all in the title: it's about containing. People. In Atlanta.

It all starts two weeks after the epidemic started, people shouting, fighting, going crazy on the streets, the police/army unable to control them, fire to burn the dead bodies... And then we go back to day one and how it all started.

We have had many movies and shows about virus gone crazy and people suffering the consequences. This pilot just follows the 101 class on how to do a show about it. It is not original at all, but it's competently done, and the acting is acceptable enough (a little bit bland, though) that the script doesn't fall into caricature (something the show will have to take care of, as it may fall into it quite easily). The problem with an epidemic is that there is not much you can be original about the danger of it per se; a show has to be original in its characters, in their actions, in the mystery behind it. Here the characters behave more or less reasonable (except a couple of moments where the rules of "don't-go-doing-stupid-things are forgotten so we have some tension); but what happens is not especially fascinating, and there seems to be the danger of not really offering much new. It is also plays into the USA fear of being attacked from outside, and it plays a not very subtle game with it.

It is nothing amazing, but is entertaining enough for a first episode. The next ones will tell the whole story.

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