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[TV] “The Strain” Recasting Son For Emotional Role



Deadline is reporting that FX thriller drama “The Strain” is recasting the role of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s (Corey Stoll) son heading into Season 2.

Max Charles, just seen in American Sniper opposite Bradley Cooper, has been cast in the part as a regular. He replaces Ben Hyland, who played Zach Goodweather in Season 1.

“We recast this part due to some specific story needs we have downstream,” said “The Strain” executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse. “We are sad to see Ben go. He is a very talented actor and a wonderful person. We will all miss him and thank him for his great work.”

The site claims the second season of “The Strain” features a deeply emotional storyline involving Zach’s character, and the producers looked for a young actor with a range that can accommodate that.

Hopefully they’re also addressing the script issues that plagued the final episodes. What crap.


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