'National Geographic has chosen its stars for its next installment of the highly-rated, disease-focused anthology series, “The Hot Zone: Anthrax.”Today, the flagship channel, along with Scott Free Productions and 20th Television (a division of Disney Television Studios), announced that Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0, “Lost,” “The Good Doctor,”) and Tony Goldwyn (“King Richard,” “Scandal,” “Lovecraft Country,”) will lead the six-episode show that centers on the anonymous bioterror attacks that caused panic across the country mere weeks after the chaos of 9/11. The limited miniseries depicts the trials of USAMRIID scientists, FBI agents and Justice Department personnel that joined forces to triumph over the national threat that claimed five lives and left 17 others ill. After a slew of turf wars and false alarms, the unlikely interagency team eventually cracks the case and closes in on the prime suspect.
Daniel Dae Kim, Tony Goldwyn Cast in Second Installment of Nat Geo’s ‘The Hot Zone’ https://t.co/C2Uwl1w3Rg— Variety (@Variety) January 13, 2021
[Spoiler (click to open)]In “The Hot Zone: Anthrax,” Kim will portray Matthew Ryker, an FBI agent with a specialty in microbiology, while Goldwyn will take on the role of Bruce Ivans, a brilliant microbiologist who gets caught up in the hunt for the anthrax killer. While working closely with law enforcement to unravel the mystery of the deadly letters, Goldwyn himself begins to unravel, giving way to deeper and unnerving discoveries about the complex crime.'
Hardly the biggest news given what’s going on in the world today,— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) January 13, 2021
But after 31 years of working in TV, this is my first series lead. https://t.co/Z6IuoWL0f7
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