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The Strain

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About the Show

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the former 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.

As season three begins, NYC is a battleground as humans fight for survival during the rapidly growing vampire apocalypse. Written off by the federal government, that can no longer support or protect the overrun city, the question is who will win? Humans or strigoi?

Though our heroes achieve small victories, they are not winning the war against the strain outbreak. Beset by personal conflicts – betrayal, disappointment, paranoia – the group splinters as the Master, the ancient leader of the strigoi, closes in on executing an irreversible transformation of the world.

Is there still hope to save New York City and humanity?

The Strain hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado also serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.

The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.

  • “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