FX has announced that “The Strain,” the upcoming FX series based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will premiere on Sunday, July 13 at 10pm ET/PT.
“The Strain” is officially described as being a high concept thriller from del Toro, Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse. It tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, 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.
Co-creators, executive producers and writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot, which was directed by del Toro. Cuse serves as executive producer/showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by FX Productions and is set for a 13-episode first season.