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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 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Abraham Setrakian 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Vasiliy Fet 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Eldritch Palmer / ... 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Thomas Eichorst 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde 46 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Dutch Velders 39 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Kelly Goodweather 38 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Zach Goodweather 33 episodes, 2015-2017
...  The Master 30 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Gabriel Bolivar / ... 29 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Mr. Quinlan 29 episodes, 2015-2017
...  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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13 July 2014 (USA)  »

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La plaga  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Has potential, if the writing doesn't kill it.
24 July 2014 | by See 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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