‘The Hot Zone’ Premiere

MUSE TV’s Sari Cohen talks with National Geographic’s The Hot Zone star Liam Cunningham at the premiere. In 1989, in a scientific facility outside Washington, D.C., the deadly Ebola virus made its first known appearance on U.S. soil. The discovery — and eventual containment — of this lethal filovirus, which had a fatality rate of up to 90 percent at the time, was thanks to a group of courageous scientists and soldiers led by Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax.

This Memorial Day, National Geographic’s six-part limited series THE HOT ZONE, inspired by the true events detailed in Richard Preston’s international best-seller of the same name, will share the harrowing tale of a global crisis that never was. Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”) as Nancy Jaax, the six-hour, edge-of-your-seat thriller THE HOT ZONE will premiere over three nights beginning Memorial Day, May 27, at 9/8c.

The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Lynda Obst Productions and Scott Free Productions.

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