A mysterious viral outbreak is about to hit Australian screens
Based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan, THE STRAIN will make its movie length premiere only on FOX8, Wednesday July 30th at 8.30pm.
The 13-part television thriller kicks off on board a plane that has just landed at J.F.K Airport with all lights off and every door sealed. The head of the Centre for Disease Control in New York City, Dr Ephraim Goodweather, (Corey Stoll from House of Cards) is sent inside to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. With only four survivors and two hundred corpses on board Dr Goodweaher and his team soon find themselves battling not only to protect themselves, but the entire city from a deadly devastating threat to humanity.
Series creator Guillermo del Toro is best known for his hit fantasy films
The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth along with more mainstream movies including Blade 2, Hellboy 1&2 and Pacific Rim.
The series also stars Sean Astin whose film credits include ‘Click’ alongside Adam Sandler, ‘The Hobbit’ and the television series ‘24’.