National Geographic has lined up the subsequent two stars of its The Hot Zone franchise.
National Geographic, with Scott Free Productions and twentieth Television, introduced at present that Tony Goldwyn (King Richard, Scandal, Lovecraft Country) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost, The Good Doctor) will star within the subsequent installment of the scripted anthology sequence The Hot Zone: Anthrax.
As beforehand introduced, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will return as govt producers and showrunners, focusing this season’s restricted sequence on the harrowing anthrax assaults of 2001.
Principal images will start this winter 2021 in Toronto.
In a well timed restricted sequence that depicts the plight and eventual overcome a National menace, The Hot Zone: Anthrax takes place in 2001, simply weeks after 9/11, the place the United States was rocked by one other lethal act of terrorism.
Letters containing anthrax had been despatched to unsuspecting victims in Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York. The nameless assault claimed 5 lives and brought about panic all through the U.S. Despite interagency turf wars and many false leads, an unlikely staff of scientists, FBI brokers and authorities departments slowly closed in on a surprising prime suspect.
“Tony and Daniel are each splendidly versatile and dimensional actors who will carry complexity and depth to those characters,” mentioned Carolyn Bernstein, govt vice chairman of scripted and documentary movies, National Geographic.
“We cannot wait for his or her star turns on this startling, genuine and well timed scientific thriller.”
Goldwyn joins the sequence as Bruce Ivins, an excellent microbiologist who turns into embroiled within the hunt to seek out the 2001 anthrax killer.
While he works intently with the FBI to uncover who’s behind the lethal anthrax letters, his rising instability and paranoia give option to even deeper and unnerving discoveries.
An actor, director and producer, Goldwyn lately accomplished manufacturing on King Richard and starred in back-to-back critically acclaimed Broadway productions: Olivier Award-winner The Inheritance and Network.
He additionally lately appeared on HBO’s Lovecraft Country and additionally co-starred within the Netflix sequence, Chambers.
He additionally performed President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s Scandal.
Kim will painting Matthew Ryker, an FBI agent with a specialty in microbiology, who, simply three weeks after the 9/11 assaults, dangers his profession to persuade his superiors of the unthinkable, that the United States is below assault once more.
Currently Kim stars on NBC’s New Amsterdam.
Later this yr, Kim stars reverse Toni Collette and Anna Kendrick in Netflix’s function Stowaway and in Sundance movie Blast Beat.
Kim is also an govt producer on the critically acclaimed sequence The Good Doctor.
The Hot Zone first launched as a miniseries, led by Juliana Margulies, and the show was an enormous hit.
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