Today two promotional shots for ‘The Strain‘ has been released!  I’ve been excited to see more of this show ever since I heard that FX picked it up for a pilot and then greenlit it for a thirteen episode first season! Why so excited? Well, if you haven’t read the graphic novels, that’s a good question. But FX does gritty series well and when you mix in vampires and the fat that it is co-written by Guillermo del Toro (‘Pacific Rim‘,’Justice League Dark‘), one can’t help but be excited.

The first shot up we have Corey Stoll (‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘Salt’) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and Mia Maestro’s (‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2‘, ‘Savages’) Dr. Nora Martinez both exiting a hospital. As Goodweather is the head of a CDC team that is dealing with a biological threat that ends up being vampires, one can assume they just got done checking out a victim.

I’ve recently watched ‘House of Cards’ and while loving every moment it’s given me pause imagining what Corey Stoll was going to look like with hair in ‘The Strain. Now, we know. It’s as if Corey was secretly the child of Michael Douglas (‘The Game’, ‘Basic Instinct’). While it was off putting for a moment, I do have to admit, it kind of works!

Next up, we have some CDC members leaving a quarantined area.

Yes, that’s it. Talk about some uneventful early looks at the series. Just like the first promotional teaser we haven’t been given any kind of real details on what to expect. Granted we did get to see Stoll with hair but something tells me that’s not quite as exciting as if we had seen a bit of what this vampire plague is going to do.

So did these shots give you any ideas on the tone of the series or is it too little to really go on?

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Source: Cinema Blend