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The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1) by Guillermo del ToroA Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing.
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city - a city that includes his wife and son - before it is too late.
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V ampires are cool. Zombies are cool. How cool would it be if there were vampire zombies? So some of the terror leaches out of The Strain when it becomes clear in the first episode that the epidemic was planned and executed by the Master, a hooded, slithery creature from the Old World who has come to conquer the new, with the help of an ailing NYC billionaire and a meticulous point man played by the icily charismatic Richard Sammel. But the contagion is already loose, transforming average citizens into mindless, animalistic bloodsuckers.
Carlton Cuse serves as executive producer and showrunner. A thirteen-episode first season was ordered on November 19,
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The Strain. Based on the series of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan , and shepherded to screen by showrunner Carlton Cuse , the FX series had a well-earned reputation as a slow-burn horror yarn. Pulpy with purple writing and sticky with first-rate prosthetic gore, The Strain was like a B-movie in weekly installments; a Technicolor-tinged apocalyptic soap opera that often frustrated as much as it delighted with a series of inconsequential arcs that always seemed to leave our heroes right back where they started. But Season 4 remedied a stunning amount of ills. Riding off the game-changing consequences of the Season 3 finale, which saw the resident little shit, Zach, unleash an atomic bomb in New York City, the fourth season was propelled by a time jump, advancing its characters and narrative beyond the cyclical squabbles and dalliances that dominated the second and third season. The Strain finally changed the game for real, and unleashed the vampire apocalypse series fans waited to see since that infected, ill-fated plane first touched down all those episodes ago in the Season 1 premiere.