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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 and executive editor of Blogcritics, as well as a noted entertainment writer. Author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., her primary beat is primetime television. But Barbara writes on an everything from film to politics to technology to all things pop culture and spirituality. She is a contributor to the book called Spiritual Pregnancy (Llewellyn Worldwide, January 2014) and has a story in Riverdale Ave Press' new anthology of zombie romance, Still Hungry for your Love. She is hard at work on what she hopes will be her first published novel.