Corey Stoll cast in The Strain. The casting of Corey Stoll in The Strain (2013) answers the question of who will play the lead character in television adaptation of the Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan‘s vampire book series for the FX Network. Guillermo del Toro will direct the pilot episode from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan. “The project already has a full writing staff in place churning out scripts, and…FX has committed $500,000 to creature creation.”
On the other people behind the scenes of The Strain TV show:
Veteran showrunner Carlton Cuse helped develop the series and will oversee it with Guillermo del Toro. Hogan and del Toro’s longtime manager/producing partner Gary Ungar also serve as exec producers of the project, produced by FX Prods.
The plotline of The Strain:
The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centers 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.
More on the initial plotline of The Strain:
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing.
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city – a city that includes his wife and son – before it is too late.
This sounds like part of the first episode of Fringe.
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