Visionary director Guillermo del Toro and acclaimed author Chuck Hogan, are set to see their creation come to life on our screens come July 13th. “The Strain” based on del Toro and Hogan’s vampire novel of the same name, begins with a plane landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport with the lights shut off and doors completely sealed. A specialist team including epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played by Corey Stoll from “House of Cards”), are sent in to investigate, only to find four survivors and two hundred corpses.
However, in the immediate aftermath of this inexplicable tragedy, Goodweather and his team are left stumped after the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. What comes to light is an ancient threat to humanity from which Goodweather must protect his family and city.
“The Strain” looks to be a terrifying take on vampires, stripping away all the romanticism of the creatures, including the way in which they have typically been shown to procreate.
The series will premiere on July 13th on FX (the same network that brought you “American Horror Story”). Carlton Cuse, known for his executive producer and screenwriting duties on ABC’s “Lost”, will act as showrunner for the series, which is set to run for five seasons (according to del Toro).
Don’t dismiss this as just another vampire story – with an executive producing dream team, outstanding cast and eerie special effects, “The Strain” is sure to infect you soon enough.