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Watch Viola Davis And Andre Braugher On Monday Night!

If you live in New York City like I do, then you've probably seen the wealth of posters plastered in parts of Manhattan, advertising the upcoming A&E TV 2-night premiere event, beginning on Memorial Day, for a film called The Andromeda Strain, a sci-fi miniseries, based on Michael Crichton's 1969 novel of the same name, about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin.

As I walked through Grand Central Terminal today, down the wide path linking the Times Square shuttle platform and the 4/5/6 subway train lines, I couldn't help but notice the large posters covering almost every single wall I passed along the way, advertising the film, while showcasing it's diverse cast of characters - a cast that instantly got my attention, because it features two talented African American actors I always enjoy watching, but very rarely get to see perform - Viola Davis and Andre Braugher. And it is mostly thanks to those 2 names that I will be tuning in next week to watch the miniseries, as each is prominently featured.

The series is produced by the Scott brothers, Ridley and Tony, responsible for more than a few critical and commercial studio successes over the last 30 years.

Made up of 2 two-hour episodes, it will premiere on Monday night, May 26th, at 9PM.

It's already been shown in the UK.

Check out the website HERE.

See the trailer and behind the scenes clips below.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Oooooh I'm stoked. I loved this book...I think I'll reread my beaten up paperback this weekend to get in the mood. I totally agree with your reference to Andre Braugher. He's an excellent actor. I even enjoyed his performance in "The Mist".

    - P

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