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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. Her first Historical Fantasy novel, The Apothecary's Curse is due out from Prometheus Books (Pyr Imprint) October 2016. A noted entertainment writer, Barbara is author of Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.. She has contributed short stories to two anthologies, and chapters in a non-fiction book on spirituality and pregnancy. But Barbara writes on an everything from film to politics to technology to all things pop culture and spirituality.