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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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/13/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, May 2014) The series premiere of highly anticipated drama The Strain is set for Sunday, July 13 at 10 PM ET/PT. The Strain is a high concept thriller 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 tells the story of "Dr. Ephraim Goodweather," 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. Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot script for The Strain, which was directed by del Toro. Emmy(R) Award winning Writer and Producer Carlton Cuse serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer. Gary Ungar also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Strain for its first season which will air Sunday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.
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