Having lived through 9/11 in New York, I know first-hand how important it is for someone to step up and take control of a bad situation in a time of crisis. Throughout the first day or so of that tragic event, all eyes were on then Mayor Rudy Guiliani, who to his credit was a lot like Batman. Always on the scene where he needed to be.
The fictional version of New York in peril in “The Strain” is looking to have its own go-to figure of authority during its vampire crisis as Yahoo! is reporting that an actor has been found to take the reigns of the bite-happy situation as Mayor. Ron Canada (pictured) is that man, and unlike Giuliani, look for him to be screwing up left and right.
In other casting news the site also reports that the FX drama is looking to add a series regular in the form of David, an 11-year-old boy who, as the strain spreads, must make a very difficult decision regarding his parents. The search is on for someone to fill that role. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile December 2nd is the date when you’ll be able to experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series, “The Strain,” on DVD and Blu-ray from executive producers-writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and Chuck Hogan.
Season 1 Synopsis:
When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism.
Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!