Some TV shows and movies about Ebola and other viral outbreaks include ���Outbreak,��� ���Contagion,��� ���The Strain��� and ���The Walking Dead.��� These fictionalized accounts of viral outbreaks depict characters struggling to contain the spread or grappling with the aftermath of the diseases.Continue Reading
Loosely based on ���The Hot Zone,��� Richard Preston���s non-fiction account of the Ebola virus, the 1995 film ���Outbreak��� depicts the U.S. government���s struggles to contain an Ebola-like outbreak in the United States. Dustin Hoffman stars as a military virologist attempting to stop the virus and expose a government conspiracy.
Steven Soderbergh���s 2011 drama ���Contagion��� acts as a modern successor to ���Outbreak,��� focusing on a large cast of characters who deal with a viral outbreak in very different ways. The film���s all-star cast includes Matt Damon as a newly single father, Laurence Fishburne as a high-level CDC employee and Jude Law as a conspiracy theorist hocking supposed cures for the virus.
FX series ���The Strain��� depicts a viral outbreak that transforms victims into vampire-like monsters. Director Guillermo del Toro helms this horror thriller that focuses on various characters fighting against the virus, including CDC workers, vampire acolytes and an elderly billionaire.
AMC���s popular ���The Walking Dead��� focuses on a viral outbreak that transforms victims into zombies. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as a police officer who struggles to defend his family and other survivors after the virus triggers societal collapse.Learn more about Art & Literature