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Series and epidemic: when fiction contaminates reality

17/03/2020

Disturbing coincidence or mere hazard, some of the series we love are strangely reminiscent of the current epidemic situation. Back to these series that make us want to lock ourselves in a bunker and never come out!

V-Wars
V-Wars

This series, available on Netflix, follows Dr. Luther Swann as he watches his life turn to horror the day his best friend, Michael Fayne, turns into a dangerous predator that feeds on human blood. This mysterious disease will spread, dividing society into two camps: normal people and vampires. A race against time will begin to figure out what's going on and find an antidote...

The Rain
The Rain

In this post-apocalyptic series, more than half of the population disappeared after the appearance of a deadly virus. A brother and a sister are about to leave in search of shelter in a world that has become for the least perilous.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

No need for introduction for this one! This must-watch series based on zombies that appeared after the apocalypse, follows a group of men and women trying to survive in a dangerous and unrecognizable world.

The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone

Distributed and produced by National Geographic, this series looks back at the origins of the world's deadliest virus, Ebola, and its spread on American soil in 1989. At that time, no cure was known. A team will try to prevent the virus from spreading into the population...

Epidemic
Epidemic

The similarities between this series and reality are troubling... Broadcast since January, it tells the story of a dangerous virus that is spreading in Montreal among a group of ostracized and vulnerable homeless people. Will Anne-Marie Leclerc, an infectiologist and director of the Emergency Health Laboratory, arrive too late to prevent a deadly epidemic from spreading to the general population?

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