This research is an attempt to develop a nuclear fuel cladding that provides greater coping time in the case of a loss-of-coolant-accident. Corrosion tests were performed in static pure water at 360°C and saturation pressure (18.7 MPa) for up to 128 days. Multilayer TiN and TiAlN ceramic coatings were deposited onto ZIRLO® 1 substrates by cathodic arc physical vapor deposition. Initial results showed that the formation of non-protective boehmite phase can be avoided by application of an outer TiN barrier layer. The results also indicated that using a titanium bond coating between the ceramic coatings and ZIRLO® substrate aided in improving coating adhesion. When a specific coating architecture consisting of alternating Ti1-xAlxN and TiN ceramic layers along with a titanium bond coating interlayer was used, the corrosion performance was substantially improved. Post corrosion samples were examined using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.