Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain Delivers a Viral Teaser


“The Strain,” a new FX series based on the novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, was teased last night during the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead,” but, even if you were watching, you might not have known it.

The promo features “found footage” of rats gathering in public places. Sandwiched between these two scenes of the rodents, an incredibly small phrase can be seen that reads: “He is here.” Check out the video at!

Guillermo del Toro is directing the pilot for “The Strain” which kicks off next July. The tale 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. Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez also star.