Containment Cast Talks Walking Dead Comparisons and 'Waiting for the Zombie Reveal' — VIDEO

The CW’s upcoming viral outbreak series Containment is basically The Walking Dead with a huge twist — there are no zombies!

“It’s just dead,” star George Young explains to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello in the above video.

Whereas the AMC drama is pure fiction, the CW medical thriller (premiering next Tuesday at 9/8c) is “based on something real, grounded [and] that can actually happen,” Young adds. (Leading lady Claudia Black nonetheless concedes, “When I read the pilot, I was waiting for the zombie reveal. I was like, ‘This is a really amazing, subtle, sophisticated zombie story.'”)

While the cast welcomes the chance to play realistic life and death stakes, it comes with a downside: a gruesome end can’t be ruled out for any of the characters. (Job security? Pssh!)

“There’s several thousand people quarantined within the cordon” — including much of the main ensemble — “and all of those inside are certainly not safe by any stretch,” executive producer Matt Corman teases.

As for Containment‘s own life expectancy — it’s now being billed as a limited series event — EP Chris Ord says, “We’re looking at the first season as its own thing, but it’ll leave us room to go forward and do more.”

Press PLAY above for a preview of the dangerous drama, then hit the comments to let us know if you’ll be tuning in.

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  1. Imzadi says:

    I missed Claudia Black and I still miss Farscape. So, I’m going to give this a try.

  2. Tea says:

    How many episodes is it? Anyone know?

  3. AngelWasHere says:

    I’m going watch this. Looks like a great alternative to TWD.

  4. Jam says:

    The walking dead is great for the amazing story and because it is an amazing ZOMBIE show not for its realism by the way. This won’t be in the same league because they are two extremely different types of shows I just wish they wouldn’t use the walking dead as a comparison

  5. tvjunkie says:

    Nobody puts out a new show in April that they expect to do well. Just look at the history, most shows that start in April fail.

  6. Janet Hendrickson says:

    I so hoped this show would continue. I have watched all the episodso far. I believe that this show has great potential. Such a shame.

  7. I so hoped this show would continue. I have watched all the episod so far. I believe that this show has great potential. Such a shame. It had become one of my favorite programs. Sometimes it’s better off to not watch a show in it’s first year.