The Strain is a horror drama TV series created and released in the USA. The series premiered on the channel on the 13th of July 2014. Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan credited the project, because the series created on the base of their novels with the same title. The showrunner of the project is Carlton Cuse. He also executively produces the series. Del Toro together with Hogan worked on the creation of a pilot episode of The Strain. They named it Night Zero. The direction was carried out by Del Toro. The Strain season 4 release date is almost announced. The producers have big plans for the project and its future.
That’s a thriller story revolving around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather – Center for Disease in New York City. His aim is to investigate the reasons of the outbreak of the vampirism strain. The virus spreads all over the planet and every new episode gets more strained than the previous one. Together with his colleagues, he must find out what’s wrong and find the cure for all people on the planet.
Cast & Characters
- Corey Stoll portrays the character of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather referred to as Eph. He’s the leader of CDC Canary Team in NYC.
- David Bradley portrays Professor Abraham Setrakian – a pawnbroker from NYC that managed to survive in a Holocaust. Young Setrakian is portrayed by Jim Watson in flashbacks.
- Mía Maestro portrays the character of Dr. Nora Martinez – one of the members of CDC Canary Team and a right hand to Eph.
- Kevin Durand portrays Vasiliy Fet. Comes from Ukraine and fights for humanity.
- Jonathan Hyde portrays Eldritch Palmer referred to as The Master. A billionaire willing to become immortal. Young palmer is portrayed by Charlie Gallant in flashbacks.
- Richard Sammel portrays Thomas Eichhorst. An ex-Nazi commander in the past and an undead vampire now.
- Sean Astin acts as the administrator of CDC named Jim Kent. Eph and Nora co-worker.
- Jack Kesy portrays Gabriel Bolivar referred to as The Master. A drug addicted rock star and a vampire acolyte.
- Natalie Brown portrays estranged wife of Eph named Kelly Goodweather.
- Miguel Gomez portrays Augustin Elizalde referred to as Gus. A member of the gang. Has recently left juvenile prison.
- Ben Hyland and Max Charles portray the character of Zach Goodweather – Ephraim and Kelly’s son.
- Robin Atkin Downes gives his voice to the character of the Master – an ancient vampire and one of the main antagonists of the series.
- Ruta Gedmintas portrays an internet hacker named Dutch Velders.
- Rupert Penry-Jones portrays a half-vampire named Mr. Quinlan.
- Samantha Mathis portrays a councilwoman from NYC named Justine Feraldo.
- Joaquín Cosío portrays the character of an ex-wrestler named Angel Guzman Hurtado and often referred to as The Silver Angel.
4th Season Air Date
In summer of 2016, FX made the official renewal of The Strain. The 4th season release date is unknown yet, but the producers say they will release the series in summer of 2017. In addition, when the announcement was made, Del Toro pointed out that the show is getting ready for an epic wrap up. Season 4 will be the last one in the project.