Watch A New Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain

The vampire horror story attacks TV screens

Watch A New Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain

by James White |
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Although, frustratingly, it still seems to lack a UK broadcaster, the TV version of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire book series The Strain is creeping ever closer to air across the pond. Following a raft of brief teasers, a proper – if still short – trailer has arrived for the drama.

The Strain finds House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll playing Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, who leads a crack team battling a mysterious viral outbreak that bears all the hallmarks of an ancient strain of vampirism. The infection begins after a plane lands at JFK with almost everyone on board dead, and just a few survivors clinging to life.

This strange condition soon spreads, and soon Ephraim and a group of ordinary New Yorkers are battling for the fate of humankind. The cast also features Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet, David Bradley and del Toro regular Doug Jones. The Pacific Rim director is executive producer and crafted the pilot episode, though Carlton Cuse will handle show-running duties.

Hopefully, if the show proves to be a success, The Strain will spread over here even faster than the infection. The first episode airs in the US on July 13.

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