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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.