FX’s ‘The Strain’ Photos: Go Viral with Guillermo del Toro’s New Vampire Thriller
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FX’s forthcoming vampire thriller ‘The Strain‘ has yet to debut a formal trailer in advance of its July premiere, but we needn’t wait that long for a fresh taste of creature master Guillermo del Toro‘s newest horror. Get up close and personal with ‘The Strain’ with a full set of photos from the pilot, as well as as introductory photos to all the major players!
Granted, those familiar with del Toro’s adapted vampire drama will recognize some of the images and character descriptions, the latest photos from ‘The Strain’ tease the horror maestro at work with a deadly viral outbreak aboard a plane, including character shots of figures not actually present within the July 13 pilot episode.
Based on del Toro’s 2009 novel trilogy, ‘The Strain’ follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (‘House of Cards‘ Corey Stoll), a CDC operative who investigates 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.
Also present among the cast are Regina King, Sean Astin (‘Lord of the Rings‘), Roger Cross (‘24‘), Leslie Hope, Robert Maillet (‘Pacific Rim‘), Mia Maestro (‘Alias’), Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand (‘LOST‘), David Bradley (‘Game of Thrones,’ replacing John Hurt) and Richard Sammel (‘Inglorious Basterds’). Former ‘LOST’ and current ‘Bates Motel‘ showrunner Carlton Cuse will helm FX’s adaptation from a screenplay by del Toro and novel co-writer Michael Hogan.
Catch ‘The Strain’ in the full set of photos from the new FX series below, and tell us if you’re hungry for the July 13 premiere!