10.5: Apocalypse is an American television mini-series written, directed, and produced by John Lafia as a sequel to 2004's 10.5, which centres around the occurrence of a major earthquake in Los Angeles which triggers ancient fault lines throughout the entire continent.
The mini-series premiered in the USA on NBC on 21 May, 2006. There are two 105-minute episodes in the series.
10.5: Apocalypse premiered in South Africa on DStv's Hallmark channel on Saturday 16 August 2008, at 21h00.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the West Coast...
The two-part mini-series features returning stars Kim Delaney, Beau Bridges and David Cubitt who reprise their roles as controversial scientist Dr. Samantha Hill, the President of the United States, and Hill's boyfriend and fellow scientist Dr. Jordan Fisher, respectively.
They are joined by an impressive roster of new faces to include Dean Cain (The Perfect Husband); Oliver Hudson (The Mountain); Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon (NYPD Blue); Carlos Bernard (24); Frank Langella (Superman Returns); Carly Pope (Popular); and Barbara Eve Harris (Ignition).
In 10.5: Apocalypse, the deadly seismic activities that peaked with a 10.5 earthquake and devastated the West Coast in the first mini-series have altered the core structure of the Earth and now threaten to jeopardise North America and the Western hemisphere, causing catastrophic events.
In a desperate bid to save lives - and the country - President Hollister calls once again upon one of the nation's top seismologists, controversial scientist Dr. Samantha Hill and her supervisor and former boyfriend Dr. Jordan Fisher, to interpret the latest onslaught of quakes.
At a loss for how to interpret this continued seismic and now volcanic disruption, Hill re-discovers her seismologist father's much-discredited hypothesis from years past that if correct, predicts even greater ruin and a complete altering of the North American Continent - a Continental Divide of the land mass.
Joining them in their valiant attempt to save lives is FEMA field commander Natalie Warner, who is eager to once again prove herself in the field after a poor decision a year ago caused the death of some men under her command.
Despite the concerns of her mother Stacy, who is the Acting Director of the organisation, Natalie is sent to co-run the field operation.
Also called into action is FEMA's untested network of volunteer rescue teams that include firefighters Brad Malloy, a cocky and charismatic bachelor hungry to join the action and his brother Will, who is more level-headed and torn between his obligations to his country, brother and new wife, Laura.
Offering assistance and aid on the front lines is Dr. Miguel Garcia, a warm and intense field medic and Amy Hollister, a young and idealistic civilian Red Cross volunteer and daughter of the President.