Covert One: The Hades Factor
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Written byRobert Ludlum
Gayle Lynds
Elwood Reid
Directed byMick Jackson
StarringStephen Dorff
Mira Sorvino
Blair Underwood
Sophia Myles
Jeffrey DeMunn
Danny Huston
Anjelica Huston
Theme music composerJ. Peter Robinson
Country of originUnited States
Original languagesEnglish
ProducerSherri Saito
CinematographyIvan Strasburg
EditorLori Jane Coleman
Running time158 minutes
DistributorSony Pictures
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 9, 2006 (2006-04-09)

Covert One: The Hades Factor (a.k.a. Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor, The Hades Factor) is a made-for-TV thriller filmed in Toronto that first aired in 2006. Directed by Mick Jackson, the miniseries is loosely based on The Hades Factor, a 2000 novel written by Gayle Lynds as part of the Covert-One series created by Robert Ludlum.


While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell 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 is also in Berlin with his beloved fiancée Sophie Amsden participating in a congress. When three persons die with bleeding, the doctors disclose a Hades virus outbreak, an extreme rare Ebola variant. Jon and Sophie return to the US to research a cure, and Jon discovers a huge combination of bio-terrorism and conspiracy


The Hades Factor concerns an outbreak of a doomsday virus in the United States. Stephen Dorff stars as Lt.Colonel. Jonathan Smith, an expert in biochemistry who races around the globe trying to identify the source of the outbreak.


First broadcast as a two-part CBS miniseries in April 2006, Covert One: The Hades Factor has since aired as a film on Sky One. It was released on DVD by Sony Pictures.