World Premiere of ‘The Hot Zone’ at Tribeca Film Festival

Photo of The Hot Zone castNEW YORK – APRIL 30: (L-R) Composer Sean Callery, Carolyn Bernstein Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Content & Documentary Films, Showrunner, Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax, Writer, & Exec Producer Brian Peterson, Author Richard Preston, Executive Producer Lynda Obst, Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax, Julianna Margulies, Noah Emmerich, Courteney Monroe President, National Geographic Global Television Networks attend the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of National Geographic’s Three-Night Limited Series ‘The Hot Zone’ which premieres Monday, May 27 at 9/8c.

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The world premiere of "The Hot Zone" took place at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 with more than 500 festival-goers and National Geographic guests in the audience.

A post-screening panel moderated by Jen Schwartz of Scientific American included cast members Julianna Marguiles and Noah Emmerich; Executive producers Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and Lyndya Obst; "The Hot Zone" book author, Richard Preston; technical supervisor, Dr. Michael Smit; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia, Dr. Wan Yang; and National Geographic Photographer, Nichole Sobecki.

Following the screening and conversation, guests were transported in to the hot zone at a reception at the Top of the Standard featuring series-inspired cocktails, photo moments and more.

See photos from the premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and the reception below.

The Hot Zone” is a dramatic, high-stakes scientific thriller with a courageous, brilliant and determined heroine at its center. Based on the eponymous international best-seller by author Richard Preston, "The Hot Zone" is inspired by the true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rainforest, and its arrival on U.S. soil in 1989.

The six-part limited series airs over three nights beginning on Monday, May 27 at 9/8c on National Geographic.