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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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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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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 »

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The group, prior to their dissolution was based in Queens, which is on Long Island. As the series shows that New York City is under quarantine, yet no serious efforts are made to isolate the island boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan) from either themselves or apparently much of the outside world. The group travels freely in a stolen vehicle between boroughs with no one apparently stopping nor searching them. 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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Gripping.
14 July 2014 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of Guillermo Del Toro's work. I'm a fan of dark horror, and I'm a fan of all things Lovecraftian.

This is Del Toro through and through. I went into this knowing the basic premise and nothing else - I had avoided the graphic novels because I didn't want to spoil this viewing - other than the issue with the billboards.

My view is definitely skewed. I saw elements of Lovecraft, I saw echos of Hellboy, and I definitely saw vast swathes of dark, adult, horror.

I'll stop there. If that hasn't convinced you, you're probably the wrong audience.


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