Corey Stoll Will Battle Vampire Strain in Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse Pilot

Posted by at 12:38 pm on April 26, 2013

Corey StollHouse of Cards Star Corey Stoll has landed the lead in FX’s vampire virus pilot The Strain.

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.

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.

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