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

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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.

Comments (14)

  • 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.

    Comment by Superhero – April 25, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Was about to buy the c

    Comment by Teag – April 25, 2013 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Was about to buy the comics today actually. Will wait till they’re all released.

    Comment by Teag – April 25, 2013 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This book is HORRIBLE. Why on earth are they making it a show?

    Comment by J – April 25, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was easily one of the best things about L&O:LA. Glad he’s finding work.

    Comment by Sebastian – April 25, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Maddy – April 25, 2013 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ephraim Goodweather?! That sounds almost as fake as Benedict Cumberbatch!

    Comment by Moriarty's pocket protector – April 25, 2013 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Jennifer – April 25, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t he on Law & Order: Los Angeles?

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 25, 2013 09:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sounds good, I’ll try it

    Comment by PPPG – April 26, 2013 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • (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”.

    Comment by R.O.B. – April 26, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Sam Sporez – April 27, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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