Night Zero

Series 1 - Episode 1 Night Zero

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Review

Despite its association with Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro, this US sci-fi horror series gets off to a shaky start when a plane full of one-dimensional characters is hijacked by an amorphous bloodsucking blob.

Things pick up when Corey Stoll (House of Cards's Peter Russo) enters the scene. He's a cut above the rest of the cast as epidemiologist Dr Goodweather, who's been called in to study the quarantined aircraft. The intrigue level is further raised by the introduction of a shady billionaire and a mysterious elderly pawn shop owner, both of whom seem to have encountered the blobby entity before.

It's Salem's Lot meets Alien meets Gremlins. Not quite as good as any of them, but still grisly gothic fun.

Summary

The passengers of a plane are found to be suffering an illness, and by the time it lands in New York, almost all are dead. A scientist investigating the outbreak discovers something unexpected about the victims. Horror about a viral outbreak, starring Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro.

Cast & Crew

Dr Ephraim Goodweather Corey Stoll
Dr Nora Martinez Mía Maestro
Jim Kent Sean Astin
Guadalupe Elizade Adriana Barraza
Kelly Goodweather Natalie Brown
Crispin Francis Capra
Mr Fitzwilliams Roger R Cross
Augustin `Gus' Elizalde Miguel Gomez
Director Guillermo del Toro
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