It’s almost summer here in the States, which means that soon a viral outbreak will afflict scores of New Yorkers, turning them into vampiric monstrosities. That’s the crux of FX’s new horror series, The Strain, from the fertile minds of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. This adaptation has been a long time coming, but the network is now reminding fans, by way of new The Strain posters and teaser videos, that the show will debut on FX this July. They’re certainly creepy enough to entice the uninitiated without giving too much away, while giving a nod and a wink to fans of the novels. Hopefully we’ll see more in the way of the show’s content (and context) in the coming months.
Hit the jump to check out the new videos and posters for The Strain.
Watch The Strain videos below, followed by the series’ synopsis and new posters:
The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. The producers and FX Productions are recasting the role of “Professor Abraham Setrakian,” which was previously held by John Hurt.
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.