‘The Strain’ Extended Trailer: Horrible New Life Begins

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Hey, kids, do you like vampires? If the answer to that question is “good golly yes!” then we’ve got some great news for you. Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan are bringing their gruesome vampire novel The Strain to the small screen as a new FX series – and based on the trailers so far, the show seems poised to severely damage vampires’ reputation of being ideal boyfriends.

The Strain is set in New York City and begins with a plane landing at JFK airport completely dark, with communications shut down and the shutters closed. CDC investigators Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mía Maestro) investigate the plane and find that every single passenger and crew member is dead… or are they?

The vampires in The Strain don’t pass on their vampiric nature by good old-fashioned magic or any such romanticized notion. Instead, the creatures infect their victims with capillary worms (as seen crawling inside an eyeball on the show’s poster) during feeding; after a period of unpleasant biological changes to rival even the roughest of puberties, the prey will then rise up as a predator and go on to attack more humans. It’s easy to see why the creatures might be able to spread their corruption through the city so quickly.

The Strain eye poster The Strain Extended Trailer: Horrible New Life Begins

The teasers for The Strain so far have been pretty limited in terms of dialogue and footage, which makes it hard to judge how good the show is likely to be overall – though, this extended trailer certainly shows off some impressive special effects. Without a doubt it will be worth watching at least the pilot episode, just to see how Del Toro and Hogan’s adaptation takes off.

The seventh and final season of True Blood also airs this summer, and many vampire fans will probably be looking for the next show to sink their teeth into. Here’s hoping that The Strain manages to deliver.


The Strain premieres Sunday, July 13th at 10/9c on FX.

Source: FX

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  1. This is the exact same trailer you’ve already posted a while ago. Nice.

    • My apologies, there was a mixup. Those responsible have been sacked.

      • :(

  2. If everytime you feed, you create a new predator, then, how do you keep a population of prey around, and what do you do when you run out of prey, since the number of prey will go down exponentially as the number of predators grows exponentially… And do they die if they run out of food?

    • Well, the creation of the original vampies here was supposed to be a way of exterminating humanity, so it must be easy to turn the others. ;)

    • They made a movie about exactly that called Daybreakers. Check it out.

    • As far as killing off the population and having no ‘live stock’ they answer that in the later books. From what I remember, you might call this a spoiler so be warned (although they may not follow the book, so who knows); they can go for extremely long periods without feeding. To the point of hibernation, looking all nasty and desiccated. If they follow the books, it should be a very good show.


  3. LOL

  4. I should not have read that line “the show seems poised to severely damage vampires’ reputation of being ideal boyfriends.” while drinking. I spit orange juice all over my desk. Best reason to watch this show IMO.

  5. When I read the first line I couln’t help but to think of Eminem’s “My Name Is”

    Hey, kids, do you like vampires?
    Wanna see me stick Nine Inch Nails through each one of their hearts?
    Yeah Yeah!

    • Nice to know I’m not the only one who thought of that :)

  6. How is this going to be paced? I just finished the book and vampires don’t start vampiring until, like half way through. I doubt they’re just going to be confused about a disease for half of the season.

  7. This looks great. Love the cinematography and production values, it almost looks fit for theaters. Of course they usually go all out for the pilot and dial it back a notch or two for the rest of the show to save money in the long run, but still.

  8. is this meant to be a miniseries, or a full ongoing tv show?

    • limited series 3-5 season MAX

    • limited series 3-5 seasons MAX

  9. Your movie/tv logic hurts my brain. But to really answer your question, when a species runs out of their food source, they eventually start to feed on each other and yes they would eventually go extinct.

  10. Finally. No more of those sissy Calvin Klein vampires.

  11. Isn’t that the father/hunter from Jumanji?