A new featurette has dropped for The Strain, the upcoming horror series from Guillermo del Toro. Based on the novel by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain tells of a viral outbreak that begins turning people into vampires. It’s a great read, and the show’s looking to match that. The anticipation for the FX series has been growing constantly, with every new bit of marketing providing more to get excited about. This great featurette sees the cast and crew discussing the show’s core concept and the horror that we’re to expect going in. We’re given quite a bit of footage from the series and from behind the scenes to whet our appetites too. Enjoy.
The Strain stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.
Official synopsis for The Strain:
The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan. It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” 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 Strain will premiere on FX on July 13.