101 featured
Julie Plec
David Nutter
Air Date
19 April 2016
David Gyasi as Alex Carnahan

Christina Moses as Jana Mayfield
Chris Wood as Jake Riley
Kristen Gutoskie as Katie Frank
Claudia Black as Sabine Lommers
George Young as Victor Cannerts
Hanna Mangan-Lawrence as Teresa Keaton
Trevor St John as Leo Greene

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With communication, trust and cooperation this will be over before it begins.
~ Sabine Lommers

Pilot is the first episode of the Season 1 of Containment and the first episode of the series. It aired on 19 April 2016 on The CW.


SERIES PREMIERE — When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced.  Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan (David Gyasi), 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 (Christina Moses), and his best friend and fellow officer Jake (Chris Wood), are trapped within the cordoned area.  Also quarantined within viral ground zero is 17-year-old teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence), who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank (Kristen Gutoskie), an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts (George Young), the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area, and who is now racing to find a cure for the virus.  On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers (Claudia Black) leads the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and asks for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon – which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates.   David Nutter directed the episode written by Julie Plec (#101). [1]

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  • The pilots starts and ends with a scene from Ep 9 - A Kingdom Divided Amongst Itself, in which a commando enters the Cordon.
  • The pilot episode was screened at San Diego Comic Con (2015), New York Comic Con (2015) and WonderCon (2016).