US tv series (1996-1997). Sandstar Productions/Universal Television for the UPN TV network. Created by Coleman Luck. Produced by Stuart Cohen, Edward Ledding, and Harker Wade. Directors included Scott Brazil, Michael Miller, Stephen L Posey. Writers included Carlton Eastlake, James G Hirsch and Kimberly A Shiner. Cast includes James Black, Michael Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bradford Tatum and Tamlyn Tomita. 19 55-minute episodes. Colour.
A small ultra-secret team of Scientists led by Dr Daniel Cassian (Harris) is appointed by the US government to investigate and prevent Biological disasters, natural or otherwise. They soon discover an organization with the exact opposite purpose, The Dawn, which views humanity as the ultimate pestilence on Earth, and plans to bring about its extinction via various plagues. The programme centres on Cassian's and his associates' efforts to prevent this; the series was cancelled before any members of The Dawn were captured or even identified. [GSt]
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