Watch in the UK has acquired new Guillermo del Toro drama The Strain.
The 13×60′ series, which airs on FX in the US, is set in New York and follows the lethal outbreak of a virus linked to ancient vampires.
It is based on the book trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and produced by FX Productions. Carlton Cuse is the showrunner and he executive produces with del Toro, Hogan, and Gary Ungar.
The cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.
It is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
The Strain will premiere on Watch in the autumn.