“We’re going to take back this island, one block at a time.”
FX has debuted a teaser poster and first trailer for the second season of Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain,” which promises a wondrous transformation. While I was a huge fan of the first half of Season One, it eventually tripped over its feet and fell straight on its face. The new footage looks incredibly promising, with tons of vampire battles, the return of the Master, and even humans experimenting on the infected (see above).
Max Charles, just seen in American Sniper opposite Bradley Cooper, has been cast in the part as a regular, replacing Ben Hyland, who played Zach Goodweather in Season 1. “West Wing” alum Ron Canada also landed the recurring role of the crisis-bungling NYC mayor.
In “The Strain,” “When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!”