Are you ready to get hooked on a new drama? Here’s everything you need to know about The CW’s addicting drama, ‘Containment.’
Forget the reviews, you know that you want to see just what Containment is all about — so we’re giving you that choice. With a stellar, good looking cast, the midseason premiere will pretty much blow you away. Don’t believe me? Here’s five things to know about the new drama, before it premieres on April 19.
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1. Here’s the plot of the pilot.
A mysterious, deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta causing a quick quarantine. When Officer Lex Carnahan (Dacid Gyasi) tries to take control of the situation, he realizes his best friend and coworker Jake as well as his girlfriend Jana (Christina Moses) are stuck inside. Other characters in the cordoned area are: 17-year-old, 8 months pregnant, Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence), elementary school teacher Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), her class and her young son; and the doctor who made the call to quarantine the area, CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young). On the safe side, the officer, along with Dr. Sabine Lommers (Claudia Black) attempts to help the government contain the outbreak. Are you hooked yet?
2. There’s a very attractive, familiar face.
Jake, the officer and BFF of Officer Lex Carnahan is played by Christopher Wood, who we all fell in love with as villain Kai on The Vampire Diaries. This time around, he won’t be killing his twin’s friends (well, I assume).
3. It also shares an executive producer with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
That’s right, Julie Plec has taken on another project. She is the EP of both TVD and The Originals and Containment is her latest baby. She also wrote the pilot and the second episode, so we have a feeling those two especially will be incredible.
4. It’s not really The Walking Dead.
“It’s just dead,” George Young told our sister publication, TVLine. In comparison to the AMC show, this one is a medical thriller that’s not fully fiction. Instead, it’s “based on something real, grounded [and] that can actually happen. Claudia Black also chimed in adding, “When I read the pilot, I was waiting for the zombie reveal. I was like, ‘This is a really amazing, subtle, sophisticated zombie story.’”
5. It gets a little intense, even for Julie.
When asked if she ever thought they possibly went too far, the EP previewed an autopsy coming on season two. “We shot about five hours’ worth of footage where we had a med tech come in, and a body that we ordered specially from CSI that had lifelike organs,” she told Variety. “We had goo, and we had blood, and we had syrup, and we had liver and intestines and stomach, and it was so nasty. The funniest part about it is that’s the most real thing out of everything that we did, and that was the thing that made me so squeamish that I made them pull back in the edit to a place where I felt comfortable, and then broadcast standards and the network asked us to pull back even further because it was so gross.”
Containment airs on Tuesdays at 9PM on The CW.