Covert One: The Hades Factor

THE BOX – Sundays 6 and 13 May, 8.30pm

Penned by the same author as Bourne Identity, this gritty thriller is about the outbreak of a deadly and incurable Doomsday virus, shrouded in conspiracy and threatening to expose corruption in the highest military ranks…With matters becoming increasingly personal, former secret agent and disease expert Jonathan Smith (Stephen Dorff) is the only man who has the skills and knowledge to fight back and eradicate this virus before the outbreak turns America against itself. But is the enemy a foreign terrorist association, or one of their own?

THE BOX – Saturdays from 21 January, 8.30pm

For the first time on NZ television, catch this thrilling mini-series, based on the books by The Bourne Trilogy author, Robert Ludlum. While in a retrieval operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell (Mira Sorvino) is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and someone to trust to protect the vials. Meanwhile, the former Covert One agent Dr. Jon Smith (Stephen Dorff) is also in Berlin with his beloved fianc�e Sophie Amsden participating in a congress. When three people die with bleeding, the doctors disclose a Hades virus outbreak, an extremely rare Ebola variant. Jon and Sophie return to the USA to research a cure, and Jon discovers a huge combination of bio-terrorism and conspiracy.