FX's 'The Strain' Taps 'Alias' Star Mia Maestro as Female Lead

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A few weeks ago we finally started seeing progress on FX's adaptation of Guillermo del Toro vampire novel trilogy 'The Strain,' with the casting of 'House of Cards' breakout star Corey Stoll as the show's lead. Now, the production reports that 'Alias' alum Mia Maestro will join Stoll as the female lead of the series, but how close are we to seeing 'The Strain' finally get off the ground? Get the latest update on the series inside!

It may be a while yet before we see anything concrete from FX's likely-to-series adaptation of 'The Strain,' but it seems we have our female lead. Deadline reports that 'Alias' alum Mia Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, a brilliant biochemist who must evolve into a brave warrior as the spreading vampire epidemic threatens humanity.

For those unfamiliar with the 2009 trilogy, ‘The Strain’ follows Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Stoll), a CDC operative who investigates 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.

The FX series also stars ‘LOST’s’ Kevin Durand as Ukrainian-American rat exterminator Vasily Fet, who enthusiastically joins the war against the vampires under the mentorship of a wise vampire hunter from Eastern Europe. Former ‘LOST’ and current ‘Bates Motel‘ showrunner Carlton Cuse will helm FX’s adaptation, from a screenplay by del Toro and novel co-writer Michael Hogan. Hogan and Gary Ungar will also serve as executive producers.

'The Strain' has yet to receive an official pilot order, but what say you? Do you think FX will do the series justice with its latest casting? Tell us what you want to see from 'The Strain' in the comments!

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