'Outbreak' Will Be a TV Show Now

August 28, 2013

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Outbreak, the Contagion of 1995, is headed to NBC thanks to the executive producers of ER, NBC's last successful serial drama since 1995. According to Deadline, the network has given a pilot commitment for a one-hour drama to be based on the Wolfgang Petersen scare piece, which originally starred Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, and hazmat suits. Like the film, the series will be a medical thriller staged around an ensemble cast trying to keep an Ebola-like virus from becoming a global pandemic. The things NBC will do to keep working with that monkey from Animal Practice.

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