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A Sneak Peek of FX’s New Summer Series ‘The Strain’

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FX has an exciting slate of new television dramas scheduled to air this summer. The Strain comes from Academy Award nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), author Chuck Hogan, and writer/producer Carlton Cuse. Based on del Toro and Hogan’s vampire trilogy, the limited series will premiere in July on FX.FX The Strain

According to FX, The Strain is a “high concept thriller” about the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Canary team, tasked with investigating a strange virus outbreak.  Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) is at the heart of the story as it unfolds, and the disease spreads with the “hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.” The fate of humanity is in the balance as “Eph” and his team do battle against this malicious threat.

The Strain also stars Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. Although the series doesn’t premiere until July, you can enjoy a preview right here:

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Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."