Not the new remake that is being streamed on CBS All Access beginning on December 17, 2020. Meanwhile, have to settle with this 1994 miniseries starring Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump) etc. etc. etc. Both are adaptation of Stephen King's novel with same title published in 1978. For comparison, Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain is published in 1969.

Note: The Library's description captures the message of the story about morality and existential meaning of being human. First part of episode one clears the clatter of characters into several small groups across USA when an incident occurs in a top-secret chemical bacteriological warfare installation in the California desert making a form of deadly flu. The bug escapes before the place shuts down automatically and one guy gets away. He flees east with his family, spreading the flu everywhere. "Nearly" everybody in the world dies in the course of one summer ...

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