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The Strain: The Complete First Season - Preview

The Strain: Season 1

Preview by Jack Foley

DON’T miss the most-watched new one-hour series debut in FX history and winner of a 2014 Critics Choice Award for Exciting New Series, as disturbing horror-drama The Strain spreads on to Blu-ray & DVD this December.

Produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Chuck Hogan (The Town), and based on the best-selling trilogy of books written by Del Toro and Hogan, The Strain stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Homeland) and Mia Maestro (Alias, Breaking Dawn Pt. 2) as Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, head of NYC’s Center for Disease Control, and Dr. Nora Martinez, Eph’s second-in-command.

The outstanding cast also includes David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter series), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Alphas).

When a Boeing 777 arrives at JFK International Airport, makes its way across the tarmac, and suddenly stops dead, crews on the ground are lost for answers. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet.

An alert goes out to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), gets the call and boards the plane along with his colleague Dr. Nora Martinez (Maestro).

On board they find 206 corpses, 4 survivors and, if that wasn’t foreboding enough, evidence of some peculiar ultraviolet secretion.

The situation becomes ever more perplexing when they are approached by the eccentric Abraham Setrakian (Bradley), an elderly Harlem pawnbroker who insists the victims’ bodies must be destroyed and that the elaborately carved coffin that was removed from the plane’s hold must not leave the airport.

When an airport official is killed by an enormous human-like creature that uses a throat appendage to suck out its victim’s blood, the CDC must consider the unthinkable; what is first assumed to be an unidentified viral infection, is just the beginning of something far more monstrous. What was presumed dead, may have just been dormant…

Lock up your loved ones. No-one is safe from the bloodlust. Witness the worm-infested horror and hideous contagion of The Strain as it slithers on to Blu-ray & DVD on December 15, 2014.

Win The Strain: Season 1 on DVD

To celebrate the release of The Strain: Season 1 on DVD on Monday, December 15, 2014, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the books and executive produced The Strain?

Simply send the answer to The Strain S1 competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email