New THE STRAIN Trailer Marks the End of Our World

     May 28, 2014


FX has released a new trailer for The Strain, and it’s the first one that isn’t a creepy teaser.  Created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, the story revolves around a team of scientists who wage war against an ancient strain of virus that confers vampirism, along with those it infects.  Del Toro co-wrote and directed the pilot and oversaw the writing of the scripts for the first season, but Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse acts as the day-to-day showrunner of the series.  This is the first trailer to provide some hints about the plot, but, like the other trailers thus far, shows that TV might have another great horror series on its hands.

Hit the jump to check out The Strain trailer.  The series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel GomezThe Strain premieres on FX on July 13th.

Via FX.

Here’s the 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.



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  • Cedhollywood

    Its either vampires or zombies for the last ten or so years. Its boring and cliched now.

    • varagor

      Actually, their take on vampires is pretty different from the usual vampire movies and shows. If they do it like in the book (and there’s no reason they won’t, since Del Toro is the one who wrote them), it’s going to be pretty disgusting and gory, nothing like the clean two teeth bite of old school vampires.

      • Cedhollywood

        Doesn’t matter how different the plot is, my point is that its the same type of antagonists. And its really not that different since its the same basic story of the antagonists are taking over and its up to a few to stop them or to flee.

      • varagor

        I think you confuse antagonist (like the villain of a story) for protagonist (the hero). But I don’t agree with you main point anyway. Almost all stories are roughly the same, and the enjoyment we get out of them depends only on the execution. Having read the book, I think that The Strain could be a fresh take on Vampires, maybe not the most original thing ever, but an interesting take on an old trope. Guillermo del Toro’s style alone is a good enough reason for me to at least watch the first episode.

      • Cedhollywood

        And obviously you don’t have any type of reading comprehension or vocabulary. Because its clear by antagonists as in the villain(s) are almost always zombies or vampires.

      • huehuehue

        So well said all I reply with is thumb up :)

    • g

      what we do in the shadows, byzantium, only lovers left alive, a girl walks home alone at night, 30 days of night name a few recent vampire films, none of them are boring or fact theres tons other vampire flicks like near dark, interview w a vampire, the lost boys etc etc yet all of them feel kinda unique. i dont see you complaining about action/superheroes/romance bollocks where every film is literally rehashed with different actors.

      • bidi

        daybreakers is one i really enjoyed as well. really different take on the subgenre

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Daybreakers was hilarious. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, but it was funny, gory, and simply entertaining.

      • Cedhollywood

        I think my point is clear that the same antagonists are basically zombies or vampires. Especially when it comes to tv shows or movies about “strains” or “outbreaks”. There are way more mutants or monsters to use from literary fiction. Or how about this;come up with some different antagonists that’s totally new and unique.

      • varagor

        You’re missing the point. The type of monster is just a superficial detail, what really matters is what you do with that monster. Two films like Zombieland and Night of the Living Dead technically belong in the same genre, but they also couldn’t be more different in their style and feel.

    • Pen Dantic

      God bless, why don’t you come up with your own old-world creature-based myth?

      Oh wait… You’d need some sort of time machine. And an imagination able to conjure up thoughts more interesting than “this is boring and cliché” – your comment is boring and cliché. And dull. And unenlightened as the series hasn’t even premièred yet.

      “It’s either vampires or zombies for the last ten or so years.” – What does that even mean? Without context, are you saying everything made in the last decade is about zombies and vampires, because that’s obviously nonsense.

    • Bhammer100

      Yeah, maybe. But these vampires are not the muscular and good looking vampires we have normally had. These are ugly as ass vampires whose genitals fall off because they have no need for sex.

    • rhizomeman

      Yea, I agree.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Oh please! Westerns have been going to so much longer. There are no new stories or characters, just new takes or alternate plots. I’ll take if it’s good.

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  • DNAsplitter

    Pretty excited for this show. Can’t wait for them to show off a bat shit crazy type of vampire that we have been long over due for (last time was 30 days of night in ’07).

  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    At last! I can see a goddamn FX trailer without that stupid message of “blocked in your country”!

    In all seriousness though, this looks pretty sick!

  • Mezmero

    This looks better than I thought.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Yes, it reminds me of WURM, a real creepy story written by Mathew J. Costello.