Deadline is reporting that Corey Stoll will star in The Strain, an adaptation of the novel written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Stoll was seen in the Netflix original series House of Cards (see that one if you haven’t already).
Carlton Cuse of Bates Motel is acting as showrunner on the FX pilot. Currently, only a pilot has been ordered but FX’s top dog has hinted that it will likely gone to series. Del Toro is directing the pilot.
When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event – an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.