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The Strain


About the Show

The Strain is FX’s high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, former head of the Center for Disease Control, Canary Team in New York City. After he and his team were called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, Eph and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers waged war for the fate of humanity itself.

As the final season begins, nine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control.

The explosion at the end of season three triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi allowing them to move about during daytime, and enabling the Master to establish a totalitarian regime.

Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in "The Partnership." The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding – collaborate or die.

With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back. All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it.

In the face of annihilation…do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind?

The Strain hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse, along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. J. Miles Dale, Gary Ungar, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle also serve as Executive Producers. The series, based on del Toro and Hogan's best-selling The Strain Trilogy, is produced by FX Productions.

Season 4
Season 4

Sn.4 Ep.5

"Belly of the Beast"

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Belly of the Beast

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Fet and Quinlan are hot on the trail of a convoy carrying their prized nuclear weapon. Eph and Alex search for clues to uncover the Master's plan. Dutch is trapped by a familiar enemy and encounters an old friend as well. An FX Original Series, Sunday 10PM on FX.

49 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 08/13

Sn.4 Ep.4

"New Horizons"

Sn.4 Ep.4

New Horizons

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Dutch is forced to make a deal with Desai while she plots to escape a strigoi breeding facility. Eph and Alex seek to uncover the dark secrets behind the Partnership's new plan. Gus and Creem face off against a gang. An FX Original Series, Sunday 10PM on FX.

41 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 08/06

Sn.4 Ep.3

"One Shot"

Sn.4 Ep.3

One Shot

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Quinlan and Fet discover that stealing a nuclear warhead isn't easy when they encounter an unexpected enemy. Eph and Alex concoct a new weapon to use against the strigoi. Frustrated with his seclusion, Zack discovers a love interest. An FX Original Series, Sunday 10PM on FX.

42 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/30

Sn.4 Ep.2

"The Blood Tax"

Sn.4 Ep.2

The Blood Tax

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Imprisoned as a subject in a strigoi breeding program, Dutch is desperate to escape and find Setrakian. Gus recruits his cousin for the inside job that will put his gang at the top of the new world's underground economy. An FX Original Series, Sunday 10PM on FX.

43 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/23

Sn.4 Ep.1

"The Worm Turns"

Sn.4 Ep.1

The Worm Turns

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Out of the ashes of humanity's nuclear war, Night Eternal has begun. Haunted by the atrocities committed by his son, Eph abandons NYC for Philadelphia. His solitude is cut short when he encounters new fighters who rekindle his drive to fight back. An FX Original Series, Sunday 10PM on FX.

46 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/16

  • “a rip-roaring roller coaster ride”
    - The Los Angeles Times
  • “the Best Horror Show on TV…never opts for less when more is possible”
    - The Daily Beast
  • “chilling…The Strain scares the hell out of audiences by blending old fashioned tricks of the horror trade with a slick digital finish”
    - Fast Company