A&E ORIGINAL TWO-NIGHT TELEVISION EVENT “THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN” PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 26 AND TUESDAY, MAY 27 FROM 9-11 PM ET/PT
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS RIDLEY AND TONY SCOTT
STARRING BENJAMIN BRATT, ERIC MCCORMACK, RICKY SCHRODER,
ANDRE BRAUGHER, CHRISTA MILLER, DANIEL DAE KIM & VIOLA DAVIS
NEW YORK, NY – April 1, 2008 –It’s a bad day to be human this Memorial Day when THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN infects the airwaves. The four-hour original A&E television event will premiere in High Definition on Monday, May 26 from 9-11 PM ET/PT and Tuesday, May 27 from 9-11 PM ET/PT.
Based on the best-selling novel from Michael Crichton, the miniseries stars Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Ricky Schroder, Andre Braugher, Christa Miller, Daniel Dae Kim and Viola Davis.
In THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named “Andromeda,” and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced.
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is produced by Scott Free Productions and Traveler’s Rest Films in association with Universal Pictures for A&E Network. Executive producers are Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and David W. Zucker for Scott Free and Tom Thayer for Traveler’s Rest Films. Mikael Salomon is director and co-executive producer and the screenplay is written by Robert Schenkkan.
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