CW continues to forge ahead in the direction of TV shows that appeal to an older crowd. There doesn’t seem to be anything teen angst-y in their upcoming viral epidemic series – CONTAINMENT. Claudia Black (Farscape) is keeping busy as Dr. Lommers, the researcher that’s heading up the search for a viral cure. But just finding a cure isn’t the worst of the situation. A quarantine has been issued across a large section of Atlanta. Officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi) is part of the enforcement outside the cordoned area helping to control the chaos. His problem is that his girlfriend Jana (Christina Marie Moses) and his homeboy and fellow officer Jake (Chris Wood) are stuck on the inside of the red zone.
This not only looks to be on some high level drama stuff, but I’m seeing that the creators were paying attention to the fact that Atlanta has a majority African American population. At least they were trying to pay attention to the fact. There are still plenty of Caucasians in the show to let them and others know that this isn’t the Black-ish version of Under The Dome. But this is an improvement over the very disproportionate cast of The Walking Dead when the series started out in Atlanta. CONTAINMENT feels like they are breaking that unspoken rule of having too many black people at one time. We will start to really know the deal though when we see who lives and who starts having runny noses and fevers. Look for the viral breakout to premier Tues. April 19th at 9pm est.
From WarnerBros. – Containment stars David Gyasi (Interstellar); Christina Moses (Starship: Apocalypse,Starship: Rising); Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries); Kristen Gutoskie (Beaver Falls); Claudia Black (The Originals, Farscape); George Young (Casualty); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus: War of the Damned); and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).