The Strain

Series Summary
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane lands with everybody on board dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. As the virus begins to spread, Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city's residents to wage a war that could hold humanity's fate in its hand. The show's executive producers include Oscar-nominated writer Guillermo del Toro and Emmy-winning producer Carlton Cuse.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Suspense

Network: FX


  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : Night Train Oct 4, 2015

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    Setrakian and Fet battle for possession of the Occido Lumen and gain a surprising new ally; a massive attack imperils Eph, Nora and Zack's escape from New York.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Fallen Light Sep 27, 2015

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    Eph must choose between Zack's safety and the safety of the citizens of NYC; Gus and Angel assemble an unlikely gang of Sun-hunters.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Dead End Sep 20, 2015

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    Dutch fights for her life against Eichhorst; Setrakian confronts an old acquaintance on his search for the Occido Lumen; Gus helps the Guptas escape across the border to safety.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : The Assassin Sep 13, 2015

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    Eph and Dutch work together to thwart the Master's greatest ally; Justine runs into trouble with the mayor; Setrakian tracks down the real owner of the Lumen.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : The Battle For Red Hook Sep 6, 2015

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    Justine takes drastic measures to counter a surprise invasion; Nora and Fet perform a useful mission; Eph and Setrakian face off against an old foe.

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Based on 38 Critics
Critic Reviews ( 3 )
Fan Reviews ( 0 )
  • Well told, well acted, The Strain might be just the thing for fans of “The Walking Dead” feeling a little too calm this summer. Show More

  • Ominous, creepy and utterly engaging, The Strain is like the perfect drive-in movie. Show More

  • The cast is uniformly good, especially Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Center for Disease Control team called in to investigate that dead plane.... The greatest strength of The Strain is its ability to revamp vampires while paying homage to the myths about them that have accrued over decades. Show More

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