Nat Geo Teases “Hot Zone,” Sets New Series

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

National Geographic has announced several new series today along with releasing the first trailer for its event series “The Hot Zone: Anthrax”.

This follow-up to the hit limited series switches from Julianna Marguiles dealing with Ebola in the 1990s to Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn dealing with the anthrax letter scare that took place shortly after 9/11.

The Ridley Scott produced six-parter will air as a three-night event starting on the final night of the Thanksgiving weekend – Sunday November 28th.

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National Geographic has also ordered four new unscripted series. “The 80s: Top Ten” offers six thought-provoking top 10 countdowns of 1980s pop culture as voted by experts and all of it hosted by Rob Lowe. “National Parks” is a ten-part documentary series narrated by Garth Brooks and dealing with extraordinary wildlife in parks across America.

“Called To The Wild” is an adventure series that will see human and dog teams depend on each other to survive and thrive in the wild. Each week three new team and their dogs embark on a ten-day wilderness challenge. Finally “Brain Games” is getting a spin-off titled “Brain Games On The Road”.

Nat Geo Wild meanwhile has renewed a half-dozen unscripted series for the 2021-22 season including “The Incredible Dr. Pol” for a nineteenth season, “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet” for a tenth season,” “Secrets of the Zoo: Columbus” for a fifth, “Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa” for a third, “Heartland Docs” for a fourth and “Critter Fixers: Country Vets” for a third.

Source: TV Line

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