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"The Strain" is based on Del Toro and Chuck Hogans trilogy of books about an virally vampiric ancient threat to modern humanity and stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, and David Bradley.
A little more about "The Strain" from FX...
"The Strain" is a high concept 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.
Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan co-wrote the pilot script for The Strain, which was directed by del Toro. Emmy® Award winning Writer and Producer Carlton Cuse serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer. Gary Ungar also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.
The sixth episode, "Occulation," airs this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. Check back here for recaps after the episodes air.
After warning Kelly to leave the city with Zack ahead of the spreading plague, Eph is arrested by the FBI. Eichhorst has one final job for Gus, while Setrakian realizes that the coming eclipse is the tipping point for virus infection and the beginning of the end.
(Thanks to Dread Central for the heads up on this news.)