Supernova is a 2005 made for television movie originally aired on Hallmark Channel. The film is a typical disaster movie and as such it had a large number of special effects. It was filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa and Sydney, Australia. The ensemble cast is led by Luke Perry and Peter Fonda.
A worldwide scientific conference is taking place in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard (Peter Fonda) suddenly disappears. Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson (Luke Perry) and other individuals are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to keep the information from the public. While a full-blown supernova does not occur, explosions on the sun cause massive damage in Australia and in various other parts of the world. During the impending chaos an old enemy of Richardson's wife escapes from prison, and immediately sets out to kill her and her daughter.