“Hawaii Five-0” star Daniel Dae Kim: After 31 years – first leading role landed

Kim has been on board for numerous TV productions. Besides “Hawaii Five-0” these are “Lost”, “The Good Doctor”, “New Amsterdam” and “Flack”. But these were always only supporting roles.

The first season of “The Hot Zone” was about the Ebola outbreak in the late 1980s. The virus probably originated in the rainforest in Central Africa and was detected in a chimpanzee in Washington DC a little later. There was no cure, which is why veterinarian Dr. Nancy Jaax (Julianna Margulies) worked flat out on research into the virus.

Season two, meanwhile, is about the Anthrax attacks 2001. At the time, five people died after letters containing anthrax spores were sent to news networks and senators. Kim plays FBI agent Matthew Ryker, Goldwyn plays microbiologist Bruce Ivins. National Geographic said in a statement regarding the cast:

“Tony and Daniel are both wonderfully versatile and dimensional actors who will add complexity and depth to these characters. We can’t wait for them to star in this surprising, authentic, contemporary scientific thriller.”

While National Geographic belongs to the Disney group and a lot of content is also available via Disney +, “The Hot Zone” is not yet part of the portfolio of the streaming platform. That could change in February when another channel, Star, is added, focusing on adult content. A confirmation regarding “The Hot Zone” is still pending.


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