We’re about a month and a half away from the premiere of FX’s adaptation of the book trilogy The Strain, and the network has release a new full length teaser trailer to tide us over. Full length may seem silly as it’s only 30 seconds long, but the previous teasers were only half as long.
Created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, the story revolves around a team of scientists who wage war against an ancient strain of virus that confers vampirism, along with those it infects. Del Toro co-wrote and directed the pilot and oversaw the writing of the scripts for the first season, but Carlton Cuse (Lost) acts as the day-to-day showrunner of the series.
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.
Besides Stoll the cast also includes Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.
The Strain premieres on FX on July 13th.