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A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
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 Ephraim Goodweather (45 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Abraham Setrakian (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Vasiliy Fet (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Eldritch Palmer (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Thomas Eichorst (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Kelly Goodweather (43 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Dutch Velders (37 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Zach Goodweather (31 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Gabriel Bolivar / ... (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Mr. Quinlan (27 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Nora Martinez (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 The Master (22 episodes, 2014-2016)
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A thriller that 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. Written by FX

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Corey Stoll was cast in the series based on his performance in Midnight in Paris (2011) See more »

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The time it takes for people to change into Strigoi changes from episode to episode. Originally it was several days; in later shows it only takes several hours or less. See more »

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Suspend all disbelief and be prepared for some horror character stupidity
9 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is actually a very entertaining show, I enjoyed it and I enjoy pretty much anything del Toro is involved with. If you're looking for a horror-centric TV show where the vampires are not very handsome or friendly then you should give this a spin. The first few episodes are a bit misleading (you might think that it's going be very serious and realistic- "oh sweet they're gonna use science to combat the vampirism" NOPE JUST KILL IT LIKE YOU WOULD KILL A ZOMBIE) and you really need to suspend your disbelief a lot. The characters start off smart but descend into horror movie tropes and do some idiotic things- they are mostly likable though and not too incompetent when it comes to slaying vamps. The plot is intriguing enough to keep you watching, though, it suffers a bit towards the end of the first season. That being said it's still got plenty of room for improvement if gets green lighted for more seasons.

TLDR; Don't go in expecting anything too intelligent but if you're looking for some B-movie-like vampire slaying entertainment then you could do a lot worse. (also some decent SFX, gore and lighting)


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