Context of The hot zone, The complete first season, National Geographic presents ; a Fox21 Television Studios and National Geographic production ; produced by Lena Cordina ; executive producers, James V. Hart, Brian Peterson, Ridley Scott, Kelly Souders, Michael Uppendahl ; developed by Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson & Jeff Vintar ; teleplay by James V. Hart and Jeff Vintar and Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson ; story by James V. Hart ; directed by Michael Uppendahl, Nick Murphy