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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (11,379)

Containment is a show that originally aired on The CW in 2016. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, the show follows the city as it grapples with a deadly virus that has broken out and quarantined a large portion of the city. The show primarily focuses on the lives of those trapped inside the quarantine zone and how they cope with the situation.

The show stars David Gyasi as Dr. Alex Carnahan, the head of the Center for Disease Control's Epidemic Intelligence Service team. He is sent to Atlanta to help deal with the virus and works closely with the local authorities to contain the outbreak. Christina Moses plays Jana Mayfield, a police officer who gets trapped inside the quarantine zone with her boyfriend and young daughter. Chris Wood plays Jake Riley, a free-spirited journalist who becomes trapped inside the quarantine zone while investigating the outbreak.

Other notable cast members include Kristen Gutoskie as Katie Frank, a teacher who is separated from her student lover by the quarantine zone; Claudia Black as Dr. Sabine Lommers, a government official who is responsible for the containment efforts; and George Young as Victor Cannerts, the scientist who initially discovered the virus and is working tirelessly to find a cure.

The show is a tense and emotional drama that explores how individuals react when they are forced into isolation during a crisis. There are a variety of different storylines and subplots that intertwine throughout the show, including the power struggles between the various authorities, the love affairs that develop between the trapped individuals, and the difficult decisions that must be made in order to contain the virus.

One of the standout aspects of the show is the way in which it portrays the different effects that the virus has on different people. Some characters are immune to the virus and are tasked with helping those who fall ill, while others are plagued by the virus and must struggle to survive. The show also highlights the ways in which different social classes are affected by the virus, with those in wealthier areas having easier access to resources during the quarantine.

The show's production also stands out, with impressive attention to detail in creating a believable quarantine zone. The sets, lighting, and special effects come together to create a sense of claustrophobia and tension that adds to the overall feeling of the show.

Overall, Containment is a gripping drama that explores the societal and personal effects of a deadly virus outbreak. It is a thought-provoking show that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Containment is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 19, 2016.

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Path To Paradise
13. Path To Paradise
July 19, 2016
With only one chance to take Dr. Lommers down once and for all, Lex plots his next move. Jana, Suzy, Teresa and Xander make their dangerous escape out of the cordon, but unexpected challenges could ruin their chances of making it home.
Yes Is the Only Living Thing
12. Yes Is the Only Living Thing
July 12, 2016
Lex receives Leo's mysterious clues and ends up at a warehouse outside the city. Meanwhile, Jana, Sam and Suzy focus on acquiring the money they need to escape; a rumor threatens Dr. Cannerts' life.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
11. Nothing Gold Can Stay
July 5, 2016
Lex and Leo disagree over how to proceed in the wake of failure. Meanwhile, Jana ponders what to do when she hears it may be possible to escape the cordon.
A Time to Be Born
10. A Time to Be Born
June 28, 2016
When Teresa goes into labor, Jana, Suzy and Sam hurry to transform Bitscan into a makeshift delivery room. Meanwhile, after spending some time with Dr. Lommers, Lex becomes worried by her behavior.
A Kingdom Divided Amongst Itself
9. A Kingdom Divided Amongst Itself
June 21, 2016
Protesters try to escape from the cordon, and Lex and Dr. Lommers are helpless because they've been severed form the chain of command. Meanwhile, Jake and Katie go on a date; and Leo gets closer to uncovering who caused the outbreak.
There Is a Crack in Everything
8. There Is a Crack in Everything
June 14, 2016
Dr. Cannerts is one step closer to finding a cure for the virus following a major breakthrough; Katie and Jake discover the truth behind Patient Zero; Jana and Suzy plan their escape.
7. Inferno
May 31, 2016
Lex argues with Capt. Scott. The data recovery center is under siege.
He Stilled the Rising Tumult
6. He Stilled the Rising Tumult
May 24, 2016
As the temperature skyrockets to triple digits and life outside the cordon returns to normal, Lex puts all his energy into uncovering the truth behind a potential government cover-up.
Like a Sheep Among the Wolves
5. Like a Sheep Among the Wolves
May 17, 2016
Tension erupts between Lex and Dr. Lommers after they disagree over how to deliver a necessary food drop inside the cordon.
With Silence and Tears
4. With Silence and Tears
May 10, 2016
As the situation continues to plummet inside the cordon, Lex's frustration mounts as he becomes increasingly conflicted by the messages of false hope he's being forced to deliver to the public.
Be Angry at the Sun
3. Be Angry at the Sun
May 3, 2016
After multiple controversial videos are released revealing the chaos going on inside the cordon, Lex begs Dr. Lommers for additional reinforcements to be sent in. However, when the request is denied, Lex must depend on a reluctant Jake to take control of the situation inside.
I To Die, You To Live
2. I To Die, You To Live
April 26, 2016
While Lex attempts to establish control outside the cordon, he discovers a young woman, who had close contact with an infected patient, is nowhere to be found.
1. Pilot
April 19, 2016
In the series premiere, a deadly epidemic hits Atlanta, forcing a quarantine.
Where to Watch Containment
Containment is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Containment on demand at and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 19, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (11,379)