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CW midseason show, currently scheduled for 2016. This is based on a Belgian TV series, Cordon (IMDb).

The official description:

When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan, who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD.  But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana, and his best friend and fellow officer Jake, are trapped within the cordoned area.  Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 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.  On the 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 the public has reason to be wary, as journalist Leo begins unraveling a conspiracy, finding that something doesn’t add up in the official story being told. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise.

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”).

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(edit: Thanks stacey, not sure how the YouTube trailer got link-ified.)

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Trying to garner the audience of Walking Dead, but looks a lot like Fear The Walking Dead.


Great premise, but remains to be seen if they can write a good story and if they can create good characters, not clichés that we've seen in every movie or show of this type.


I'll definitely take a look.

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It's weird, because I thought this was supposed to be a mini-series so I can't imagine why they'd even think of renewing it. Now that they've mentioned that this was once a possibility, I hope that they haven't filmed a ridiculous cliff hanger for the final episode, instead of just wrapping the damn story up.

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On 5/13/2016 at 6:46 PM, Lebanna said:

It's weird, because I thought this was supposed to be a mini-series so I can't imagine why they'd even think of renewing it. 

Well, they did renew "Zoo" and "Wayward Pines", so......

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