New Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s FX Vampire Series THE STRAIN

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The first of the conceptual teasers for upcoming FX series The Strain was intriguing: the eclipse. The second was disturbing: the creature sliding into the pupil of an eye. The new, third teaser is my favorite. A beautiful walking cane, and… candy! Looks like Jolly Ranchers to me. Not my favorite, but still. Definitely much more palatable — sorry — than the creepy eye thing.

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Candy Cane

Are we thinking that the “tap tap tap” is significant? Hmmm. Here are the other two teasers:

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Pupil

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Eclipse

I love the idea of combining infectious disease and vampirism. Here’s a reminder:


The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Corey Stoll), 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.

The Strain, starring Corey StollMia MaestroSean Astin, David BradleyKevin DurandNatalie BrownJonathan HydeRichard SammelRobert MailletJack KesyBen Hyland, and Miguel Gomez, premieres this summer on FX.

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