That blasted Andromeda strain is back, and it’s deadlier than ever. Well, it’s probably just about as deadly as the one that showed up in the 1971 movie of the same name, but this just sounds a little better. The two-night mini-series will show up on the A&E, one of their first original mini-series, and is still based on the novel by Michael Crichton. This time around, Mikael Salomon directs from a script by Robert Schenkkan.

A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors – an old man and an infant, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of highly specialized scientists are assembled to find a cure and stop the spread of the alien pathogen, code-named Andromeda.

Starring Benjamin Bratt, Ricky Shroder, Eric McCormack, Christa Miller, and Andre Brauger. Brothers Tony and Ridley Scott produced the film.

A&E has the trailer on their site here. We’ll post a YouTube version as soon as one becomes available.

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