Warning: The Strain might not be for everyone.
FX's new vampire drama isn't a melancholy love story about the undead cursed to walk the earth for eternity and forced to hide their true nature. Instead, these vampires are fierce, blood-hungry killing machines with basically one goal: spread the strain of vampirism around the world.
Based on the novels from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the horror story follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, whose team is called in to investigate a mysterious "dead" plane that lands at JFK. Every passenger, save for four, have mysteriously died from an unknown virus that will soon turn them into vampires — cogs in the ultimate war in which vampires will take over the world.
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A&E is developing an Americanized version of the French series Les Revenants (The Returned) — but we strongly recommend that you check out the original first.
Set in a small French village, the show chronicles a group of people whose lives are turned upside-down when their loved ones start coming back from the dead. Among the most heartbreaking storylines: Camille, a girl who died in a bus crash four years prior, is stuck at age 15 even though her twin sister Lena is now 19; and Simon, a groom who dies just before his wedding, only to come back and discover that his fiancée and her new husband are raising his daughter.
Apparently a worm crawling out of someone's body through their eye socket isn't what people want to see on their way to work in the morning — or at all, for that matter.
FX used such an image to advertise its upcoming horror series The Strain, and is now replacing several billboards after residents complained, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Mark Pellegrino will star in A&E's adaptation of The Returned, Deadline reports. The casting will reunite the actor with co-executive producerCarlton Cuse, who helmed Lost during Pellegrino's tenure as Jacob.