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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:

The Strain See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mirada See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Vasiliy Fet was written with Guillermo del Toro regular Ron Perlman in mind. See more »

Goofs

The group, prior to their dissolution was based in Queens, which is on Long Island. As the series shows that New York City is under quarantine, yet no serious efforts are made to isolate the island boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan) from either themselves or apparently much of the outside world. The group travels freely in a stolen vehicle between boroughs with no one apparently stopping nor searching them. 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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Well photographed, nice sets, art direction, but uneven character and plot
14 July 2014 | by thogstackerSee all my reviews

I just appreciate somebody trying to do something well.

Most of this show, I loved. The premise, the story, the pacing, the tension were well done. The special effects were awesome, frightening. Props and sets, "neo-Lovecraftian." Even the lighting is noticeably great. This is a completely unique and well-produced series.

Some of the negative reviews are accurate. Characters do sometimes behave bizarrely for their circumstances: a pair of air-traffic controllers go running out on the tarmac to inspect a mysterious passenger jet and drop lines about how "a plane is like a house with wings!" as if they've never seen one before. A painfully two-dimensional hired con acts inappropriately aggressive toward a money-paying client, etc. Some of this behavior left me scratching my head.

In the end, however, these shortcomings did not ruin the show for me. I still enjoyed it immensely. It is well done, terrifying.

A worthy addition to Sunday's line up with Game of Thrones between season, Mad Men down the line and True Blood coming to an end.


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