For those that haven’t seen the creepy billboards with the worm in the eye, you’re missing out. The Strain is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan. The show centers around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll of House of Cards), head of the Center for Disease Control in NY and is dealing with a custody battle of his son and his wife’s new boyfriend moving into his home, all while investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with supernatural connections. The show has a definite creepy factor that made me scream during the day and jump out of my seat, all of which my neighbor can attest to, but it is definitely something I will continue watching.
The Strain premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
FX SYNOPSIS: The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® 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® 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.