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Regina King joins FX series The Strain

12.06.2013by: Kevin Woods
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FX's upcoming series "The Strain" has already proven to have a stellar cast line-up, with Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomezand, Natalie Brown and most recently David Bradley (replacing the previously announced John Hurt) onboard, and now Deadline is reporting that "Southland" star Regina King has signed on for the horror series from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse.

The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), 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. 

King will play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager of philandering rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy). Also cast as a recurring on the series is Melanie Merkosky as Jim Kent’s (Sean Astin) wife Sylvia, who is suffering from cancer.

"The Strain" is expected to hit FX in July 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read del Toro and Hogan's "The Strain" series?
Source: Deadline

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9:50AM on 12/06/2013

I read 'em...

Don't remember this character at all, but it has been a few years now. They'll probably have to expand and add characters to stretch these relatively short books in to five seasons of TV. Definitely going after that Walking Dead money because these stories are very similar in scope and theme, but that is not a bad thing. Looking forward to this.
Don't remember this character at all, but it has been a few years now. They'll probably have to expand and add characters to stretch these relatively short books in to five seasons of TV. Definitely going after that Walking Dead money because these stories are very similar in scope and theme, but that is not a bad thing. Looking forward to this.
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