Relationship at heart of apocalyptic drama

Saniyya Sidney (far left) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar star in The Passage, about an outbreak from a botched government experiment.
Saniyya Sidney (left) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar star in The Passage, about an outbreak from a botched government experiment.PHOTO: FOX

The Passage homes in on the father-daughter-like relationship between an orphan who may stop a virus outbreak and the government agent sent to hunt her down

As the ratings of zombie show The Walking Dead (2010 to present) continue to nosedive, along comes another virus-based apocalyptic drama.

Based on a best-selling trilogy by American author Justin Cronin, The Passage is about an outbreak from a botched government experiment which turns some death-row inmates into highly infectious vampires. But scientists realise an orphan girl may hold the key to stopping the virus and saving humanity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2019, with the headline 'Relationship at heart of apocalyptic drama'. Print Edition | Subscribe