US cable network FX has found its leading man for forthcoming pilot The Strain.
Corey Stoll (House of Cards) will star in the drama, which is based on the vampire novel trilogy of the same name written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
Del Toro and Hogan will co-write the script and executive produce with Carlton Cuse and Gary Ungar. Cuse will become showrunner if the pilot is ordered to series while del Toro will also direct the pilot.
The pilot will be produced by FX Productions.
The Strain is about members of the Centre for Disease Control in New York who are called to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that contains the hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.
FX Productions co-produces FX hits including Sons of Anarchy, The Americans and The Bridge
Source: FX / Futon Critic