Corey Stoll To Battle Vampire Strain in FX Pilot From Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse

The Strain Pilot Corey StollHouse of Cards breakout Corey Stoll has landed the lead in FX’s vampire virus pilot The Strain.

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The well-pedigreed, high-concept thriller is directed by Guillermo del Toro (the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth), who also co-wrote the script with Chuck Hogan (The Town), and exec-produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel).

Stoll will star as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Center for Disease Control team in New York City that is tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of an ancient, evil strain of vampirism. A war for the fate of humanity develops as the epidemic spreads.

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Hogan and del Toro co-authored the books on which The Strain is based. Cuse will serve as showrunner if the pilot is ordered to series.

In addition to the Netflix original House of Cards, Stoll’s TV credits include Law & Order: LA and NCIS.

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  1. Superhero says:

    That’s a huge get right there. Stoll was terrific in House of Cards, thrilled that he was able to translate that into the lead for a cable series.

  2. Teag says:

    Was about to buy the c

  3. Teag says:

    Was about to buy the comics today actually. Will wait till they’re all released.

  4. J says:

    This book is HORRIBLE. Why on earth are they making it a show?

  5. Sebastian says:

    He was easily one of the best things about L&O:LA. Glad he’s finding work.

  6. Maddy says:

    He was absolutely my favorite thing about House of Cards (and that’s saying a lot because the case is overall fantastic). Looking forward to seeing more things from him.

  7. Moriarty's pocket protector says:

    Ephraim Goodweather?! That sounds almost as fake as Benedict Cumberbatch!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I was wondering where he’d been since L&O! He was best reason to watch! Never thought of Hemingway as hot till I saw Corey in Midnight in Paris. Can’t wait to see this show!

  9. Wasn’t he on Law & Order: Los Angeles?

  10. PPPG says:

    sounds good, I’ll try it

  11. R.O.B. says:

    (no spoilers) I am halfway through book 2 and the story and characters are weak at best, but there is great potential to mine from the source material, and I am confident that Cuse, who is a master at fleshing out characters, can improve on the books and give us a cast of characters we can care about as well as a more interesting story line. The mystery in the beginning of book one was thrilling. If anyone has read this series, tell me Peter Stormare would not make the perfect “Fet”.

  12. Sam Sporez says:

    Please please please cast Ron Perlman as Fet!!! He’s already tight with FX and was the audiobook’s narrator. Plus matches the discription. Very excited, could be great if done correctly

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