The Strain: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 15th December 2014 it has been announced.
The hit series, currently showing on Watch in the UK, stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Mia Maestro (Alias), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) and David Bradley (Harry Potter). It is produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Chuck Hogan (The Town), and is based on the best-selling trilogy of books by Del Toro.
The synopsis for the show is:
When a Boeing 777 arrives at JFK International Airport, makes its way across the tarmac, and suddenly stops dead, crews on the ground are lost for answers. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet.
An alert goes out to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), gets the call and boards the plane along with his colleague Dr. Nora Martinez (Maestro). On board they find 206 corpses, 4 survivors and, if that wasn’t foreboding enough, evidence of some peculiar ultraviolet secretion. The situation becomes ever more perplexing when they are approached by the eccentric Abraham Setrakian (Bradley), an elderly Harlem pawnbroker who insists the victims’ bodies must be destroyed and that the elaborately carved coffin that was removed from the plane’s hold must not leave the airport.
When an airport official is killed by an enormous human-like creature that uses a throat appendage to suck out its victim’s blood, the CDC must consider the unthinkable; what is first assumed to be an unidentified viral infection, is just the beginning of something far more monstrous. What was presumed dead, may have just been dormant…
Since its debut The Strain has picked up a 2014 Critics Choice Award for Exciting New Series and in the US it has become the most-watched new 1-hour series in FX’s history.
Special features on the release include three featurettes: A Novel Approach, Setrakian’s Lair and In the Beginning…
The Strain is available to buy on Digital HD now. Check out the artwork for the release below: