EN - Everyday life in the centre of Antwerp comes to a sudden halt when the area is hermetically sealed off from the outside world. The cause is a contagious and deadly virus which spreads like wildfire, bringing out the very best - but also the very worst - in the locals...

NL - Het leven van iedere dag komt tot stilstand wanneer een doordeweekse buurt in Antwerpen wordt afgesloten van de buitenwereld door een besmettelijk virus. Wanneer mensen plots volledig op zichzelf zijn aangewezen komt het allerbeste in hen naar boven... En ook het allerslechtste.


Title Cordon
Original title Cordon
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-03-10


Cast Liesa Van Der Aa, Wouter Hendrickx, Tom Dewispelaere, Veerle Baetens, Ricko Otto, Johan Van Assche, Zoë Thielemans, Mieke De Groote, Geert Van Rampelberg, Koen De Sutter
Photography Christophe Nuyens
Editing Bert Jacobs
Music Senjan Jansen

Technical specs

Running time series 10 x 50’
Release format Apple ProRes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the VAF/Media Fund
Production partners VTM (BE)


  • United States: Warner Bros TV (Remake)
  • United Kingdom: BBC (TV, VOD)

Second series of Cordon underway

A second series of the highly successful drama series Cordon has begun shooting this week. Produced by Eyeworks for Flanders commercial broadcaster vtm, the series returns to the survivors in the sealed-off centre of Antwerp after the outbreak of a deadly virus. Earlier this month, an American remake of the series, Containment, was presented at Comic-Con.

CordonWritten by Carl Joos (The Broken Circle Breakdown), the first season of Cordon told how everyday life in the centre of Antwerp came to a sudden halt after the outbreak of a contagious and deadly virus. When the area is hermetically sealed off from the outside world to protect the health of the rest of the country, it brings out the very best – but also the very worst – in those who are shut in.

Published on Thursday 30 July 2015

Best Photography for Cordon in Brazil

Flemish drama series Cordon has been awarded the prize for Best Photography at the first edition of Telas, the São Paulo International TV Festival, in Brazil (7-14 November). DOP of Cordon was Christophe Nuyens, who previously worked on series such as Deadline 14/10Deadline 25/5 and Code 37. In addition to Cordon, the festival also presented two other Eyeworks productions: Home Grown and De Ridder.

CordonCordon was shown as part of the Festival’s International Spectrum, presenting a range of fiction and documentary series from 16 countries, also including Eyeworks’s Home Grown, a tragicomic series about a dysfunctional family looking for solutions to their problems in unexpected places.

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014

BBC Four Ties Up Eyeworks series Cordon

BBC Four Editor Cassian Harrison has announced the acquisition of the 10-part thriller series Cordon about the discovery of a deadly virus which brings out the very best of the people trapped inside… but also the very worst. Produced by Eyeworks for commercial broadcaster vtm, Cordon is BBC Four's second drama acquisition from Flanders following bank-heist drama Salamander.

CordonIn Cordon, everyday life in the centre of Antwerp comes to a sudden halt when the area is sealed off from the outside world. The cause is a deadly virus which spreads like wildfire. The people trapped inside the cordon are suddenly left to their own devices. It brings out the very best in them, but also the worst…

Published on Monday 25 August 2014

TV fiction from Flanders fits the bill at Séries Mania

Flanders’s prestigious new drama series Cordon has been selected for the competitive World Series section at the Séries Mania Festival in Paris (22-30 April), organised for the fifth time by the Forum des Images. The professional programme also includes the crime series De Ridder. Both series were produced by Eyeworks.

CordonThe World Series showcase offers the Parisian public a collection of TV series which excel in creativity, craftsmanship and originality. For the fifth edition of Séries Mania, Flemish drama series Cordon also formed part of the public programme.

Published on Wednesday 9 April 2014

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