[TV] First Images From “The Strain” Are Infected In More Ways Than One

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FX drama series “The Strain,” from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, will likely debut in July of 2014. Not too far away at this point.

You know what else you’re not too far away from? Yahoo’s watermark on these photos. It’s insane. Eating away at each image’s focal point like a virus. Anyway, we get a look at some creepy sh*t in the first photo and series lead Corey Stoll (along with an actress I don’t recognize – anyone?) in the other.

Based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan, the series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Regina King, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. “‘The Strain’ is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Corey Stoll), 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.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    Can’t wait. I’m pretty sure this will be amazing.

  • Vic

    Would be hard for it not to be, some parts of the book were just so fucking badassed.

  • GothicGuido

    So pumped for this!

  • doomas10

    Very excited. Huge fan of the books with lots of gore and great scares. The vamps are back and yes they are not twilighted!

  • chambertlo

    I took my sweet time reading each novel, as I did not want them to end. Please, for all that is good and holy, don’t let the television creative team fuck this up. I am glad this is getting the series it deserves and that someone did not think to condense such a richly layered novel into an hour an d a half movie. At least they got that part right.