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[TV] FX Previewing “The Strain” At SXSW!

FX is bringing relief to fatigued South by Southwest attendees in Austin, Texas later this month.

“The Strain” Transformation Station will provide participants with the chance to recover from “”The Strain”” of SXSW with 20-minute power naps inside custom-built Rejuvenation Pods. The pods are equipped with tablets showcasing exclusive content from the new FX original series, “The Strain”.

“The Strain” Transformation Station
· Operating from March 7 through March 10, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
· Located in the prominent downtown Austin location 419 Congress Ave. @ 5th Street
· A hostess will be on hand to book power-nap appointments in 10 Rejuvenation Pods with additional sitting area/lounge
· Appointments may also be booked ahead of time through this custom mobile site
· “The Strain” Vaccine (branded energy shots) will be distributed in and around the venue
· “The Strain” novels and special-edition comic books will be available for takeaway

“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.

The ensemble cast of “The Strain” stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez and David Bradley.

Writer, producer, director and novelist Guillermo del Toro has built his career on bringing fantasy and horror to vivid life. He wrote and directed the dark fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered six Academy Award nominations, including one for del Toro for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. The film went on to win three Oscars. Named by The Hollywood Reporter as a “Master of Horror,” del Toro’s other film credits include Pacific Rim, Hellboy and the upcoming Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain.



  • djblack1313

    i can’t wait for this show!

    • weresmurf

      Absolutely, the first two of the three books were epic! The third was a little less so, but with some tweaking for TV could be a brilliant show. I think this will be even better for TV than it was as a novel personally, it just struck me as I read it, as a book that desperately wanted to be a script (that’s not a bad thing at all I swear).

  • undertaker78

    I need to check this out. Disease movies/tv shows are my weakness because they creep the crap out of me usually.

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