One project that got little buzz during the pilot production phase is that of Cordon, which The CW has picked up to series for the 2015-16 season. The show is coming from Julie Plec, who has two series on the network with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, though this one goes off with its own story and isn’t connected to that world at all. Cordon is based on the Belgian series that came out previously and is set to make a lot of fun within Atlanta as it deals with an epidemic and what happens when a city gets quarantined.
The series stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”); Christina Moses (“Starship: Apocalypse,” “Starship: Rising”); Chris Wood (“The Vampire Diaries”); Kristen Gutoskie (“Beaver Falls”); Claudia Black (“The Originals,” “Farscape”); George Young (“Casualty”); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”);and Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”).
Plot concept: 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.