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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

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La plaga See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mirada See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

John Hurt portrayed Abraham Setrakian in the original pilot. Due to other commitments, he was unable to continue in the role. See more »

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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 »

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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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Patiently waiting for next Sunday
15 July 2014 | by JonnyminSee all my reviews

Soooo...

As a huge fan of the GDT/Chuck Hogan trilogy, I was quite impressed with and enthralled by the pilot episode of The Strain. From what I have read about the TV version, the series could play out over 5 seasons and will stay relatively true to its literary roots. I can only hope that this is the case and I urge viewers to be patient. The Strain is a deep and complex journey which spans years and intertwines many stories and characters that require time to develop. For those looking for a quick fix, yearning to have it all figured out by the end of the pilot episode, your reviews highlight your frustration and this may not be the show for you.

This series has fantastic potential and is off to a great start. While there is room for improvement in both the writing and acting, the overall tone created is spot on and highlights GDT's uncanny ability to create a dark and disturbing world just slightly beyond our own. I can only hope that the FX series continues to honour the spirit of one of the most unique and compelling vampire narratives ever created.

In response to the criticism of the show's high level of gore, I would advise those who are disturbed by it to cut and run now as it's only going to get worse (better). I found the first episode a little tame and cannot wait for it to really get going. This will be a dark and terrifying show if done properly, as it's literary inspiration is not for the weak of heart or stomach. Bring it on GDT-the people you made this for are ready to explore the depths of your horrific genius!


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