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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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3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Trivia

Like the character of Dutch Velders, Sanjay Desai is a completely original character created for the show. However, unlike Dutch, Desai is based directly on an existing character in the novels, Everett Barnes. Barnes is only a minor antagonist in the first season of the show, but in the novels he manages the Blood Farms and serves as The Master's most trusted human co-conspirator, a role that Desai fills in season 4. 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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Just follow the book!
15 July 2014 | by jessicartarrSee all my reviews

So, I read The Strain Trilogy and loved it! They are incredible books! That being said, I was thrilled to hear that the trilogy was being turned into an FX series. I finally saw the pilot last night. Some things were OK, but I was really left wondering why GDT felt the need to dumb down the events in the book for the viewing audience. Things were also changed and it seemed like the changes were made because the events in the book were perhaps to subtle for the viewers, who might not find them exciting. But that was really part of the draw of the book. The book was actually frightening, whereas the show seems to be a little over the top. I'm hoping it gets better. Right now, the only casting I really agree with is David Bradley.


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Release Date:

13 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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