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The Strain 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Corey Stoll ...  Ephraim Goodweather 46 episodes, 2014-2017
David Bradley ...  Abraham Setrakian 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin Durand ...  Vasiliy Fet 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Hyde ...  Eldritch Palmer / ... 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Richard Sammel ...  Thomas Eichorst 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Miguel Gomez ...  Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Ruta Gedmintas ...  Dutch Velders 39 episodes, 2014-2017
Natalie Brown ...  Kelly Goodweather 38 episodes, 2014-2017
Max Charles ...  Zach Goodweather 33 episodes, 2015-2017
Robin Atkin Downes ...  The Master 30 episodes, 2014-2017
Jack Kesy ...  Gabriel Bolivar / ... 29 episodes, 2014-2016
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Mr. Quinlan 29 episodes, 2015-2017
Mía Maestro ...  Nora Martinez 26 episodes, 2014-2015
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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mirada See more »
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

For production reasons, Guillermo del Toro managed to have the full first season written before shooting the pilot. See more »

Goofs

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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Has potential, if the writing doesn't kill it.
24 July 2014 | by scott-desalliersSee all my reviews

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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