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
Did You Know?
Even though he didn't specify exactly which he meant, co-creator Guillermo del Toro revealed on an interview given in October 2015 that he hasn't agreed with some creative decisions made by showrunner Carlton Cuse, but leaves it up to him because he runs the show on a daily basis. See more
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
Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more