Airdate: The Strain

2014-06-18_1925Upcoming US thriller The Strain, based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will have a movie length premiere on FOX8, next month.

The 13-part series kicks off on board a plane that has just landed at J.F.K Airport with all lights off and every door sealed. The head of the Centre for Disease Control in New York City, Dr Ephraim Goodweather, (Corey Stoll) is sent inside to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. With only four survivors and two hundred corpses on board Dr Goodweaher and his team soon find themselves battling not only to protect themselves, but the entire city from a deadly devastating threat to humanity.

The series also stars David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde and Sean Astin.

Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) is showrunner.

Series creator Guillermo del Toro is best known for his films The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade 2, Hellboy 1&2 and Pacific Rim.

8.30pm Wednesday July 30th on FOX8.

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