The Strain 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.
Writer, producer, director and novelist Guillermo del Toro has built his career on bringing fantasy and horror to vivid life. He wrote and directed the dark fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered six Academy Award nominations, including one for del Toro for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. The film went on to win three Oscars. Named by The Hollywood Reporter as a “Master of Horror,” del Toro’s other film credits include Pacific Rim, Hellboy and the upcoming Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain.
From FX’s press release, May 2017… The Strain will return for its fourth and final action-packed season on Sunday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The Strain, the acclaimed thriller based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers del Toro and Hogan. J. Miles Dale, Gary Ungar, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle also serve as Executive Producers. The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, Max Charles and Rupert Penry-Jones.
The series is produced by FX Productions. As the fourth and final season begins, nine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control. The explosion at the end of season three triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime.
Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding — collaborate or die. With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back… All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it. In the face of annihilation…do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind?
Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather
David Bradley as Abraham Setrakian
Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar
Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer
Kevin Durand as Vasily Fet
Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez
Miguel Gomez as Augustin “Gus” Elizalde
Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichorst
Robert Maillet as The Master
other cast info
Francis Capra as Crispin
Jim Watson as Young Abraham
John Hurt as Abraham Setrakian (Original Pilot)
Lauren Lee Smith as Kelly Goodweather (Originally Cast)
Leslie Hope as Joan Luss
Melanie Merkosky as Sylvia Kent
Regina King as Ruby Wain
Roger Cross as Mr. Fitzwilliams
key behind the scenes crew
Carlton Cuse as Executive Producer
Chuck Hogan as Creator/Executive Producer
Guillermo del Toro as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of pilot
13 July 2017
network and production companies
FX – FX Productions
SEASON FOUR 16 July –
1. THE WORM TURNS (16 Jul 17)