Guillermo del Toro finished up his film Pacific Rim and is getting ready to jump into his TV project The Strain for FX. He will be bringing with him Robert Malliet who was also on board for Pacific Rim. Maillet has been cast as “The Master,” an ancient vampire. He’s described as an “evil that has nested in secret and darkness, feasting on human suffering until now, emerging from the shadows to force a new world order” according to The Wrap.
The Strain tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centers 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.
Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Richard Sammel, Lauren Lee Smith, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, and John Hurt also star.