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STRAIN, THE (FX)
Premieres in July 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, November 2013) FX has placed a 13-episode order for the drama series The Strain from Academy Award(R) nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The Strain begins production later this month in Toronto and the series is scheduled to premiere in July of 2014 on FX. The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. The producers and FX Productions are recasting the role of "Professor Abraham Setrakian," which was previously held by John Hurt. The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ben Hyland as TBA
· Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather
· David Bradley as Abraham Setrakian
· Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar
· Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer
· Kevin Durand as Vasily Fet
· Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez
· Miguel Gomez as Augustin "Gus" Elizalde
· Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather
· Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichorst
· Robert Maillet as The Master
· Sean Astin as TBA
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Francis Capra as Crispin
· Jim Watson as Young Abraham
· John Hurt as Abraham Setrakian (Original Pilot)
· Lauren Lee Smith as Kelly Goodweather (Originally Cast)
· Leslie Hope as Joan Luss
· Melanie Merkosky as Sylvia Kent
· Regina King as Ruby Wain
· Roger Cross as Mr. Fitzwilliams
CREW INFORMATION:
· Carlton Cuse as EP
· Chuck Hogan as CRTR/EP
· Guillermo del Toro as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions