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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 (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Abraham Setrakian (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Vasiliy Fet (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Thomas Eichorst (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Eldritch Palmer (31 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Kelly Goodweather (31 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Gabriel Bolivar / ... (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Dutch Velders (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Nora Martinez (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 The Master (21 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Mr. Quinlan (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Zach Goodweather (18 episodes, 2015-2016)
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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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13 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Ron Perlman may not have gotten the Fet character but he still is tied to The Strain by being the narrator of first audio book in the trilogy. See more »

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Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more »

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Well done - and faithful to the novels!
17 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the trilogy (I recommend to all whether you watch the series or not - very good!) and while reading I couldn't help but imagine what a great trilogy of movies they would make! But a TV series? Even BETTER! There are so many characters in the books and so many parallel story lines that a series is the only way to do justice to the books - and justice they have done so far with episode one! But of course with both Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan directing/producing, what could possibly go wrong!? To whit - nothing! The series is well cast! I love all 3 leads, Eph, Nora and especially - Abraham. And the first episode I found simply riveting! Even though I know how everything ends up, I am going to relish each episode! I won't give out any spoilers here - all I can and will do is assure you if you stick with the series you are in for a helluva ride! As the series True Blood draws to a close this year and thankfully Twilight is concluded, it's high time for a new kind of terrifying vampire - not some handsome man but a scary, deadly, disgusting beast! Oh, I just can't wait!


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Why did BOTH Fet and Dr. Goodweather lie about Justine getting infected? lowens1975
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Strigoi can't cross water. jhall-23190
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