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The Strain 

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A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Corey Stoll ...  Ephraim Goodweather 46 episodes, 2014-2017
David Bradley ...  Abraham Setrakian 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin Durand ...  Vasiliy Fet 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Hyde ...  Eldritch Palmer / ... 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Richard Sammel ...  Thomas Eichorst 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Miguel Gomez ...  Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde 46 episodes, 2014-2017
Ruta Gedmintas ...  Dutch Velders 39 episodes, 2014-2017
Natalie Brown ...  Kelly Goodweather 38 episodes, 2014-2017
Max Charles ...  Zach Goodweather 33 episodes, 2015-2017
Robin Atkin Downes ...  The Master 30 episodes, 2014-2017
Jack Kesy ...  Gabriel Bolivar / ... 29 episodes, 2014-2016
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Mr. Quinlan 29 episodes, 2015-2017
Mía Maestro ...  Nora Martinez 26 episodes, 2014-2015
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Storyline

A thriller that 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. Written by FX

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Strain See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mirada See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Both of the actors that portrayed Abraham Setrakian (John Hurt in the original pilot and David Bradley in the series) also portrayed the title character in the series Doctor Who (2005). Hurt portrayed an incarnation of the Doctor in two episodes. Bradley portrayed the original actor William Hartnell as well as the first incarnation of the Doctor in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). See more »

Goofs

The time it takes for people to change into Strigoi changes from episode to episode. Originally it was several days; in later shows it only takes several hours or less. See more »

Crazy Credits

Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more »

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Don't trust the bad reviews, either they've seen just a few eps or wrong audience
24 August 2017 | by leoabir-07756See all my reviews

I'll start off by saying that this series compelled me to create an IMDb account.

There are many things that makes this show one of my all time favorites: 1) The intense, noir setting 2) No unwanted random scenes (Everything contributes to the plot) 3) Fast paced (the beginning is a little slow but it's very gripping) 4) Del Torro and his direction 5) Great animation and CGI 6) Very believable and rational story line 7) Dark atmosphere and background 8) Apocalypse and survival strategies

I'm a person that enjoys dark, intense setting with good story line and action I love shows like Death Note (anime), Lost, Game of thrones, the 100, etc

If you like any of the above mentioned shows or a thrilling, dark themed apocalyptic series, you're going to absolutely love this!

People who are asking so many questions right at the beginning of the show and are calling this stupid, are dumb AF. Literally everything is explained as the show goes on!

The first episode is captivating to say the least. It's a little slow after that, but it picks up pace real quick and from that point on wards it's one crazy ride with some kick-ass characters and a dark, apocalyptic atmosphere.


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