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"When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure . . . Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other's trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise."
With a press release like the one above, there is little wonder why so much hype is already surrounding The CW's new series, Containment, helmed by The Vampire Diaries showrunner, Julie Plec.
Since we still have to wait until April 19th for Containment to premiere after The Flash, series star, Christina Moses, agreed to answer five questions about what we can expect from this highly anticipated new show.
The Reel Spin: Containment looks so exciting. It's based off of a Belgian series, correct? Were you familiar with that version?
Christina Moses: Thank you! I was not familiar with the Belgian series until I auditioned for Containment, which at the time was titled Cordon. I watched the pilot, but I purposefully did not want to see the series until we were finished shooting. So now I am ready! I hear it is incredible.
TRS: What can you tell us about your character, Jana?
Moses: Jana is a strong woman. Because she grew up in group homes, she had to learn how to be a survivor in harsh conditions. Jana has done very well of herself over the years, she is very smart. She became a data recovery specialist. Though she is successful in a field she really enjoys, Jana still has some lingering issues that make commitment very scary for her. As we see in the first episode, she is supposed to move in with her boyfriend Lex (for the third time!), but has some panic about it.
TRS: David Nutter directed the pilot... what was that experience like?
Moses: David Nutter is one of the most incredible humans I have ever met. Not only is he immensely talented, but his heart is so big. He is an actor’s director. David is technically proficient and gathers an excellent crew around him to execute his vision, but he tells stories with his heart. He possesses a beautiful sensitivity and is able to communicate that with his actors so we are all creating from our best selves.
TRS: One of the aspects of the series I'm most excited about is the relationships between all of the characters... the fact that they are separated from their loved ones and essentially forced to form new relationships with people they might not have otherwise encountered. Was that dynamic really interesting for you to play as well?
Moses: Absolutely! I love that too. It is so easy to stay in our bubbles or routines and only connect with people who are a part of our immediate understanding of the world. But in crises or out of the ordinary experiences, we are often times forced out of our routines and what we know, we come in contact with people we otherwise would not have. We learn that we need people, people we never expected to need or create bonds with. This is at the heart of our show. Jana has a great journey with this. She is the type that has very few close friends and trusts even less. She learns to allow people to need her as well as admit that she needs others. I am excited for you to take this journey with her.
TRS: The premiere of Containment isn't until April 19th, but there is already so much anticipation and buzz about the show... what do think it is about the show that has everyone so excited so early on?
Moses: That is so good to hear! I think there are a few reasons. One is that Julie [Plec] creates awesome shows, so her fans are excited about her "what's next.” There is nothing like it on The CW. Also, everyone loves an apocalyptic show. Throw in beautiful stories of humanity, and we are all suckers!
Containment premieres Tuesday, April 19th on The CW 9/8c.
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Interview by Pamela Thomas