Photos: The Strain Premieres Tonight With “Night Zero” Photos: The Strain Premieres Tonight With “Night Zero”
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THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar. CR.  Frank Ockenfels/FXThe first episode of the new FX drama The Strain airs tonight (July 13) at 10PM ET.

Here’s how they describe the first episode, which is called “Night Zero.”

When a plane lands in New York City with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, head of the CDC’s Canary Project, and his team are called upon to investigate. Harlem pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian races to the airport, convinced that what looks at first like a mysterious viral outbreak might be the beginning of something infinitely more sinister.

Here’s a gallery of promotional images:


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THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Ben Hyland as Zack Goodweather. CR. Frank Ockenfels/FX

The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan.

It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” 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.


Craig Byrne, Editor-In-Chief

KSiteTV Editor-In-Chief Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.