A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, 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.
Did You Know?
Corey Stoll landed the lead part of Ephraim Goodweather while filming House of Cards. The character of Peter Russo was subsequently written out of House of Cards to accommodate Stoll's new commitment to The Strain, which made it impossible for him to continue on in the role. See more
It is shown that none of the fluids from the infected can get on a person safely. Yet numerous times the Strigoi are slashed to death or have their mouth tentacles pulled out at distances which would have resulted in their killer being bathed in their blood. See more
Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more