Exclusive: 24's Leslie Hope Battles FX's Strain

NCIS Season 11 Cast Leslie Hope24 vet Leslie Hope has succumbed to The Strain, FX’s Guillermo del Toro-helmed drama pilot, TVLine has learned exclusively.

From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Del Toro (the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth), the high-concept thriller stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Center for Disease Control team in New York City. Unexpectedly, the group is tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of an ancient, evil strain of vampirism.

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Hope, whose recent TV credits include NBC’s Revolution and ABC’s short-lived The River, will play Joan Luss, one of the few survivors of the outbreak. If the project lands a series order — a fait accompli, for all intents and purposes — Hope’s character would recur.

As TVLine reported, Hope is set to guest star on NCIS this fall as a high-level Navy official.

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  1. Dan says:

    I’m not the biggest Del Toro fan but I liked ‘Pacific Rim’ and Cuse’s ‘Bates Motel’ is a great series so I’m looking forward to this one as well and Stoll was awesome on ‘House of Cards’ can’t wait to check it out if it makes it to TV.

  2. Yunuemp says:

    Excuse my ignorance but what is ” a fait accompli”

  3. mrjzn says:

    The Strain trilogy of books are great. Can’t wait to see how it translates to TV.

  4. Randall says:

    I hate how no one mentions Kevin Durand as Fet. He was easily the best character, besides Setrakian, and a very important part of the books.

  5. jenferner8 says:

    You had me at Corey Stoll. I almost don’t care who else may or may not be in this. Now I’m going to have to read the books!