FX's The Strain Targets Alias Alum Mía Maestro

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Mia Maestro Cast FX Pilot The StrainAlias alum Mía Maestro has landed the female lead in The Strain, FX’s pilot about a vampire virus.

The 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).

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The Strain stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) 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. Per our sister site Deadline, Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, a brilliant biochemist who must evolve into a brave warrior as the spreading epidemic threatens humanity.

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In addition to her run on Alias, Maestro’s TV credits include a small arc on USA Network’s White Collar and a February 2013 episode of Person of Interest.

Comments (4)

  • Love the novels! Hopefully Del Toro can keep the quality at the same level.

    Comment by Paul Rose Jr – May 20, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for Mia. She is a wonderful actress.

    Comment by JBC – May 20, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sign me up.

    Comment by Dick Whitman – May 20, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had no idea this was being developed into a series! The books were good; hopefully this will be, too.

    Comment by Lori – May 21, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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