Premiere Date for Cuse and del Toro’s Vampire Outbreak Series THE STRAIN Announced

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While we appreciate the lovely artsy teases for the upcoming vampire epidemic series from Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse The Strain, what we really have been waiting for is some actual footage, and a premiere date. One out of two isn’t bad, as today FX announced when the summer series kicks off:

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The series premiere of highly anticipated drama The Strain is set for Sunday, July 13 at 10 PM ET/PT. The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan. It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” 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. Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot script for The Strain, which was directed by del Toro. Emmy® Award winning Writer and Producer Carlton Cuse serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer. Gary Ungar also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Strain for its first season which will air Sunday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.

So mark your calendars (or just keep an eye on ours at the Calendar tab above) and plan your summers accordingly. In the meantime, here are some more of those artsy teasers:

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Watch Your Step

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Beware

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Warning

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Splatter

Teaser TV Spot: The Strain – Beauty

The Strain, starring Corey StollMia MaestroSean Astin, David BradleyKevin DurandNatalie BrownJonathan HydeRichard SammelRobert MailletJack KesyBen Hyland, and Miguel Gomez, premieres Sunday, July 13 at 10/9c on FX.

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