FX has released a short, creepy new promo spot for Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming vampire TV series, The Strain. We could all use an insane new vampire story, and this could be it. The series is based on the book series that Del Toro worked on with author Chuck Hogan. It's a bioterror thriller about an outbreak in the U.S. of a virus that either kills those who are exposed to it or turns them into vampires. There's a lot of potential here for this to be an amazing series.
The tale 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.
The series is set to debut this summer, and I hope it lives up to my expectations.