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Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain TV show casts lead

House of Cards’ Corey Stoll will fight the vampire plague

Corey Stoll in House of Cards
Corey Stoll in House of Cards

House Of Cards star Corey Stoll has been cast as the human lead in the pilot for Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Del Toro is directing the pilot for FX, based on The Strain trilogy of novels he wrote with Chuck Hogan. The two also wrote the pilot script together.

The trilogy tells the story of a vampire plague that attacks New York and threatens to take over the entire world. Stoll plays Dr Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Centre for Disease Control, who must find a way to put a stop to the disease while keeping his son safe.

You can buy The Strain in paperback for £5.24 at Amazon.co.uk.