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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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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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Storyline

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Although featured as the secondary antagonist of the series, the character of Thomas Eichorst was largely an original creation for the show. In the novels, Eichorst is a minor henchman and largely inconsequential character who appears only briefly in the second book. See more »

Goofs

It is shown that none of the fluids from the infected can get on a person safely. Yet numerous times the Strigoi are slashed to death or have their mouth tentacles pulled out at distances which would have resulted in their killer being bathed in their blood. 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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Start out strong then fizzled
27 December 2014 | by tonlo-1See all my reviews

I like Del Torro's work so I was anticipating this show for some time. It started off strong, good concept, different take on things & I enjoyed maybe the first half of the season. The effects were good for TV. Then it became cheesy & super predictable. The acting from some of the cast was barely mediocre. The boy/son was hard to watch, he came off bratty & not a great actor (sorry, I know he's a kid) The ending, I won't spoil but was disappointing for a season finale. I highly doubt I will tune in for season 2 when there are so many other, better put together shows available like The Knick or Penny Dreadful. The best story line was about the old man when he was younger but that was it. Sorry, not a fan.


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