CONTAINMENT, the new series from producer Julie Plec, begins with a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaking out in Atlanta. As soon as the severity of the situation becomes clear, a vast urban quarantine space is created. While officials search for a cure, those trapped within the “containment area” are forced to fight for their lives.
Outside the quartantine area is police officer Lex Carnahan, who discovers that his longtime girlfriend, Jana, and his best friend/fellow officer, Jake, are trapped inside. Also quarantined inside are: 17 year-old Teresa, who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank, an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts, the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.
Outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and has asked for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon – which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates. And apparently the public should be worried because journalist Leo starts unraveling a conspiracy within the official story.
CONTAINMENT will premiere on Tuesday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.