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STRAIN, THE
Air Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on FX
Episode Title: (#101) "Night Zero"
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The Strain

Season One - Episode Descriptions

Episode 1 / Production #101 - "Night Zero" (Airs July 13, 10:00 pm e/p) - When a plane lands in New York City with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, head of the CDC's Canary Project, and his team are called upon to investigate. Harlem pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian races to the airport, convinced that what looks at first like a mysterious viral outbreak might be the beginning of something infinitely more sinister. Written by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan; directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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STRAIN, THE (FX)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/13/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's second of 13 episodes) on 8/19/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, August 2014) FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Season 2 of The Strain is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2015. There are seven all-new episodes remaining in Season 1 airing Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The Strain marks the first time FX has aired an original series on Sunday night and the move has shown its mettle, ranking as the #1 new series on cable (broadcast or premium) in 2014 in delivery of Adults 18-49. The series also recorded the most-watched series premiere in FX history with 12.7 million Total Viewers, which surpassed the network's initial projection of 10 million Total Viewers. The Strain is the first drama series produced solely by FXP (FX Productions). Due to the popularity of the show, Fox Home Entertainment will release Season 1 of The Strain on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) everywhere on December 2.
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