The first trailer has been released for Guillermo del Toro’s FX summer horror series, The Strain. The show, which stars former Potter alumnus David Bradley (Argus Filch), who coincidentally replaced John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) in the role, is based on del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s novel of the same name. The synopsis states,
A Boeing 777 lands at JFK with no communication or signs of life. Eph Goodweather, who investigates biological threats for the CDC, is called in and discovers all the passengers dead and signs that a strange being had been aboard the vessel. Soon, he teams [up] with ex-professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian, and they assemble a ragtag group that represents mankind’s only hope when a swarm of vampires quickly turn[s] civilization into a buffet spread.
Fittingly for male-driven FX, unlike the traditional, romanticized portrayals of vampires as tuxedo-clad studs, The Strain‘s bloodsuckers have no seductive powers — they are parasites, husks of their former human form with stingers that drain blood for nourishment, while spreading capillary worms that convert victims into more vampires under the control of the Master.
You can check out the newly released trailer below:
The Strain premieres Sunday, July 13 at 10/9c on FX. Are you planning on watching? Let us know your thoughts!