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13 July 2014 (USA) See more »
A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. Full summary »
3 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Has potential, if the writing doesn't kill it. See more (195 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 106)

Corey Stoll ... Ephraim Goodweather (45 episodes, 2014-2017)

David Bradley ... Abraham Setrakian (44 episodes, 2014-2017)

Kevin Durand ... Vasiliy Fet (44 episodes, 2014-2017)

Jonathan Hyde ... Eldritch Palmer (44 episodes, 2014-2017)

Richard Sammel ... Thomas Eichorst (44 episodes, 2014-2017)

Miguel Gomez ... Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde (44 episodes, 2014-2017)

Natalie Brown ... Kelly Goodweather (43 episodes, 2014-2017)

Ruta Gedmintas ... Dutch Velders (37 episodes, 2014-2017)

Max Charles ... Zach Goodweather (31 episodes, 2015-2017)

Jack Kesy ... Gabriel Bolivar / ... (29 episodes, 2014-2016)

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Mr. Quinlan (27 episodes, 2015-2017)

Mía Maestro ... Nora Martinez (26 episodes, 2014-2015)

Robin Atkin Downes ... The Master (22 episodes, 2014-2016)
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43 min
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Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Ontario) (season 2) (DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Netherlands:16 | South Korea:18 (edited version) | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA
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Both of the actors that portrayed Abraham Setrakian (John Hurt in the original pilot and David Bradley in the series) also portrayed the title character in the series "Doctor Who" (2005). Hurt portrayed an incarnation of the Doctor in two episodes. Bradley portrayed the original actor 'William Hartnell' as well as the first incarnation of the Doctor in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) (TV)See more »

70 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Has potential, if the writing doesn't kill it., 24 July 2014
Author: Scott D from Canada

An interesting show with potential, but it's still too early for the jury to render a verdict. The cliché characters could be it's undoing. The writers need to stop insulting the intelligence of their audience and do their homework. As indicated by other reviewers, the CDC would never handle a biological threat in such an off-handed casual manner. And would anybody really believe they would allow a single corner to undertake the autopsies of an entire plane of dead passengers? We get it's science fiction but please don't insult the intelligence of the audience with such blatant plot flaws. This show has the potential to be another Walking Dead, but if the sloppy writing continues it will just be plain dead. My finger are crossed with hopes of some better writing to follow.

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