The Strain arrived in the UK last week just as it’s nearing the conclusion of its first season in the US.
The hit sci-fi/horror series opened with a feature length episode and introduced us to Ephraim (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro), two members of the CDC who are called to JFK Airport when a plane lands and everyone on it appears to be dead. Upon closer inspection not everyone was dead but a virus outbreak seems to be linked to a mysterious box that was found in the cargo and then disappeared.
Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) heard about the plane and tried to explain to Eph and Nora that he had experience with the virus but his ramblings were dismissed as those of a crazy old man. With the box now gone, CDC administrator Jim Kent (Sean Astin) playing a double agent and the plane victims coming back to life, we have a feeling Eph and Nora are in for a rollercoaster ride!
The next episode of the season is The Box. The survivors are in quarantine, but they are having odd symptoms. An old friend goes to see Abraham.
Tune in to Watch at 10pm on Wednesday to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery below: