ZERO HOUR dramatizes the hour leading up to some of the most memorable historical events as they unfold minute by minute. Using a real-time clock and a split screen to follow key players, the series reveals the compelling and exciting minutes leading up to events that changed the world. The focus of the series isn’t the event itself, but the individual moments that culminate in the actual event. By following numerous theatres of action as the clock winds down to zero hour, viewers are put right into the moments leading up to major historical events. Most history programming is done with 20/20 hindsight. The aim of ZERO HOUR is to experience history just before it became history.
S01:E01 - Disaster at Chernobyl
A precise account of the final hour leading up to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
S01:E02 - The Last Hour of Flight 11
A minute-by-minute account of Flight 11 the hour before the crash into the Twin Towers.
S01:E03 - Massacre at Columbine High
Two Colorado teens secretly amass a huge arsenal in order to lay siege to their school.
S01:E04 - Terror in Tokyo
Religious cult members release a lethal nerve agent in the Tokyo subway system.