THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks about the series finale – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 4 key art | ©2017 FX

THE STRAIN wraps up its four-season run on FX this Sunday, September 17. Created by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their trilogy of novels, THE STRAIN tells of an infectious strain of vampires, the strigoi, led by an extremely powerful Master, who can jump from body to body. Near the end of Season 3, the Master had taken over the body of billionaire Eldritch Palmer, played by Jonathan Hyde, who had been financing the vampire’s world conquest for his own (now thwarted) reasons. The Master is opposed by a small but dedicated band of humans. Dr Ephraim […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks Season 3 – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 3 poster | © 2016 FX

Carlton Cuse (LOST, BATES MOTEL, COLONY) is an executive producer and show runner on THE STRAIN. The FX Network series, now in its third season on Sunday nights, is based on a trilogy of books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City. Both Del Toro and Hogan are also executive producers on the show, with Del Toro directing some episodes and Hogan writing and serving as show runner alongside Cuse. Season 3 picks up on Day 23 of the emergency, with elite troops trying to eradicate the voracious strigoi, which […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Natalie Brown/Richard Sammel talk Season 3 – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN | © 2016 FX

THE STRAIN begins its third season on FX Network Sunday, August 28, with Manhattan fully under the control of the Master. Based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who also created the television series, THE STRAIN presents us with the Master as an ancient strigoi, or vampire, who holds telepathic sway over an ever-increasing legion of bloodsuckers. Lined up against the Master are a small group of humans. Among those on the Master’s side are his longtime ally Thomas Eichorst, played by Richard Sammel, and newly-turned Kelly Goodweather, portrayed by Natalie Brown. Brown, a […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Kevin Durand on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Durand as Vasily Fet. in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

It’s a busy period in actor Kevin Durand’s life. On FX Network’s THE STRAIN, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, he plays Vasiliy Fet, a New York City exterminator who switches from rats to vampires during an apocalypse. On History Channel’s VIKINGS, the Ontario-born actor portrays Harbard, aka the Wanderer, who may or may not actually be a Norse god. He also stars in the just-released-on-home video horror film DARK WAS THE NIGHT, where he plays a harried small-town sheriff. Meanwhile, in real life, Durand is a new father. Durand’s previous credits include STARGATE: SG-1, DARK ANGEL, […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Actor David Bradley on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

David Bradley in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

Actor David Bradley is dancing with the kind of gusto associated with Dickensian revels. His costar on THE STRAIN, Kevin Durand, is immortalizing the action with his cell phone. It’s perfectly appropriate – this is a party thrown by Fox and FX for the Television Critics Association press tour at West Hollywood’s Soho House and there’s music blaring – but whether one is most familiar with Bradley from his STRAIN role as determined and lethal vampire hunter Abraham Setrakian, the vile Walder Frey from GAME OF THRONES, actor William Hartnell aka the First Doctor Who from AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Guillermo Del Toro talks Season 2 and HELLBOY III – Interview

Corey Stoll is Ephraim Goodweather in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

With writer Chuck Hogan, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has created THE STRAIN franchise three times – first as a trilogy of novels, then as graphic novels and now as the series running in its second season Sundays at 10 on FX Network, which has renewed the show for next year. Del Toro and Hogan both serve as executive producers on the chronicle of hive-minded vampires, called the Strigoi taking over New York City (and the world) under the command of a sinister Master. Del Toro, acclaimed for PAN’S LABYRINTH, the HELLBOY films, PACIFIC RIM and more, wrote (with Matthew Robbins) […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse on Season 2 and teases THE STRAIN in space! – Exclusive Interview

THE STRAIN - Sesaon 2 Key Art | ©2015 FX

Carlton Cuse is one of those people who seems like he could use a clone. He’s not only executive producer and show runner on FX’s THE STRAIN, now in its second season and picked up for a third Sundays at 10 PM, but he’s also executive producer on USA’s upcoming science-fiction thriller COLONY and on Season 4 of A&E’s dark drama BATES MOTEL. We caught up with Cuse just after he had addressed the Television Critics Association press tour at a panel held by FX for THE STRAIN, the vampire apocalypse series developed by Cuse’s fellow executive producers Guillermo Del […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN star Mia Maestro on the FX vampire series – Exclusive Interview

Mia Maestro in THE STRAIN - Season 1 - "The Third Rail" | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

In FX’s THE STRAIN, Sundays at 10 PM, a particularly vicious breed of vampires is overrunning New York City. The series is created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their trilogy of novels; both are executive producers, with del Toro directing some episodes and Hogan writing several segments. Among their main characters are a small band of humans combating the plague, including Centers for Disease Control doctors Ephraim Goodweather, played by Corey Stoll, and Nora Martinez, played by Mia Maestro. Maestro, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, first hit the U.S. TV radar as Nadia Santos, half-sister […]Read On »

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Carlton Cuse controls THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Robert Maillet as The Master in THE STRAIN - Season 1 - "The Disappeared" | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

In FX’s THE STRAIN, Sundays at 10 PM, a plane lands in New York City with all but four people aboard inexplicably dead. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) from the Centers for Disease Control investigate, they soon find that both the survivors and the deceased all carry a blood-borne contagion that creates fast-moving, fast-breeding vampires. Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who together wrote the trilogy of novels that are dramatized in THE STRAIN, serve as executive producers, with del Toro also directing some episodes and Hogan crafting some of the scripts. Their […]Read On »

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Corey Stoll contracts THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro in THE STRAIN - Season 1| ©2014 Michael Gibson/FX

In FX’s new series THE STRAIN, Sunday nights at 10 PM, New York City is falling to a plague of bestial, fast-moving vampires under the control of a single Master. The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, with del Toro directing several episodes and Hogan writing some scripts. THE STRAIN has already been renewed for a second season. Among the few standing against the onslaught of monstrous change is Center for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, played by Corey Stoll. […]Read On »

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