The Strain

2014, TV Show

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The Truth About Corey Stoll's Wig and Other Fun Facts About FX's The Strain

Ever since FX's new vampire drama The Strain debuted, some fans have wondered why Corey Stoll — who plays Ephraim Goodweather, an epidemiologist tasked with uncovering the truth about the mysterious vampirism virus — is forced to wear a somewhat distracting wig. The cast and executive producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse were on hand at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Monday to answer that mystery and provide a few other little-known facts about the series:  Read Full Article

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Season 1, Episode 3
Eph and Nora try to save Captain Redfern's life before encountering the horrifying effects of the virus. Increased rat attacks cause Fet to think something inexplicable is occurring below the city. Setrakian begins his own plan to fight the disease.

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The hunt is on.

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Enter the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro to see how he constructed a terrifying horror for the modern era.

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Season 1, Episode 1
The Strain is the story of the CDC Canary Team investigating an outbreak in NYC with hallmarks of vampirism. As the strain spreads, the team wages war for humanity. Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT.

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The Truth About Corey Stoll's Wig and Other Fun Facts About FX's The Strain

Ever since FX's new vampire drama The Strain debuted, some fans have wondered why Corey Stoll — who plays Ephraim Goodweather, an epidemiologist tasked with uncovering the truth about the mysterious vampirism virus — is forced to wear a somewhat distracting wig. The cast and executive producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse were on hand at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Monday to answer that mystery and provide a few other little-known facts about the series: read more

Mega Buzz: Blacklist's Mommy Issues, Extant's Ex and a Following Romance

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Anything on The Blacklist— Michelle 
While everyone has been focused on the mystery of Liz's father, Season 2 will also explore who Liz's mother was. "If the part about my dad wasn't true, what is the truth, if any, that I need to learn about my mom?" executive producer John Eisendrath says of Liz's mindset this year. In other news, there will be a small time jump when the show returns, but Berlin will still very much be in the picture as the main villain in the "first portion of the year," Eisendrath adds.

Will Molly's alien boyfriend Marcus pop up again on Extant— George
Yes, and the fact that whatever this entity is appeared to Molly as her dead first love is... read more

The Strain: Is FX's Vampire Drama Too Graphic?

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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For the uninitiated, you might recognize the show from... read more

Weekend TV: FX's Creepy Strain, Return of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex

"It's not for everyone," growls the grizzled, sword-wielding Armenian pawnshop owner (Game of Thrones' David Bradley), whose unromantic notion of vampire slaying includes mass decapitations and body burnings. Likewise, FX's deliciously freaky and gruesomely graphic The Strain (Sunday, 10/9c) won't be for all tastes. But the network is betting, probably correctly, that a midsummer popcorn feast of classic monster-movie horror, served without apology and blessedly free of irony, will resonate with fright fans eager to jump out of their seats, which turns out to be a Strain specialty. This could, and deserves to be, FX's Walking Dead-sized blockbuster.

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Mega Buzz: New Blood on Elementary, Blacklist and Hawaii

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I can't wait for Elementary to return. What's the status of Sherlock and Joan's relationship in the new season? — Katrina 
I'm going to guess "not great" based on this piece of intel: I hear the show is planning to cast the major recurring role of... read more

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Premiered: July 01, 2014, on FX
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Premise: A vampiric virus spreads through New York City.

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