We freaking LOVED “The Strain” on FX!
Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the series is based on their novel trilogy of the same name. This thirteen-episode first season opens with a bang and ramps up lightening speed each episode that you are sucked into. I use the word “suck” deliberately because there is lots of THAT in this series. Think blood lust and parasitical infestation with an evil agenda.
When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Controls Canary Team, is immediately called to the scene. With help from a Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), Eph and his colleague (Mia Maestro) uncover the outbreaks ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source a sinister supernatural creature known as The Master whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!
A mega-rich politically well-connected corporate American, Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) opens Pandora’s box, and in one fateful plane trip, our country’s future is… as the Germans say… practically kaput.
Now you can relive the goretastic first season AND get a collectible to boot. The Master, in all his noseless glory is yours with this badass set:
“The Strain” Season One
Experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series – from Executive Producers – Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan – along with behind-the-scenes special features that explore the story’s journey from bestselling novel to hit show.
When a freak virus kills most of the passengers on an airplane, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. The only way to stop the terrifying disease is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature whose evil intent seems more powerful than any force on Earth – in this chilling series that also stars Mía Maestro, David Bradley and Sean Astin.