Some Twilight alumni news has rolled in as Breaking Dawn‘s Mia Maestro has landed a gig in FX’s television adaptation of the Chuck Hogan/Guillermo del Toro book The Strain. Read on for details.
According to Deadline, Maestro (pictured) plays Dr. Nora Martinez, who works so closely with Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) that they finish each other’s sentences and stumble into an affair. A brilliant biochemist, Martinez cares more about people than the diseases that threaten them, but she will soon be forced to embrace a new identity as a ruthless warrior.
Del Toro will direct the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, who also co-authored the books with him. Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”), who helped develop the adaptation, executive produces alongside del Toro and will serve as showrunner, overseeing the potential series with del Toro. Hogan and del Toro’s longtime manager/producing partner Gary Ungar also serve as exec producers of the project, produced by FX Prods.
“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.
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