Stargate SG-1 co-star Claudia Black is returning to television next year, with a co-starring role on Containment.
The CW announced today that it has picked up the new series (formerly titled Cordon) and will premiere it at mid-season (early 2016). Click the image to the right to enlarge, and check out the trailer below.
Based on a Belgian series, the show tells the story of a disease outbreak in Atlanta that results in the quarantine of a portion of the city. It comes from executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (Arrow, The Flash).
Here is the network’s complete series 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 also stars David Gyasi as Lex Carnahan, Christina Moses as Jana, Chris Wood as Jake, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence as Teresa, Kristen Gutoskie as Katie Frank, George Young as Victor Cannerts, and Trevor St. John as Leo.
In addition to a good deal of video game voiceover work, Black has also been busy recently in the recurring role of Dahlia on The CW series The Originals.
The CW’s 2015-2016 schedule announced today also includes the return of Arrow and The Flash this fall, along with Supernatural (breaking the 10-season record set by Smallville and Stargate SG-1) and newcomer iZombie. The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will make for a Thursday night vampire block, and The 100 will return for its third season after the start of the new year.