Ebola virus drama The Hot Zone, starring Julianna Margulies, will screen on National Geographic from June.
The 6 part series, based on the best-seller by Richard Preston, sees the former Good Wife actress star as Dr. Nancy Jaax.
The cast also features Noah Emmerich, Liam Cunningham, Topher Grace, James D’Arcy, Paul James as Ben Gellis, Nick Searcy, Robert Wisdom and Robert Sean Leonard.
It is inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on US soil in 1989. When this killer suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic US Army scientist (Dr. Nancy Jaax) working with a secret military specialised team put her life on the line to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population. The Hot Zone is a dramatic, high-stakes scientific thriller with a courageous, brilliant and determined heroine at its centre.
Streaming on National Geographic from Friday June 7. Broadcasting from June 10