We’ve seen a lot of creepy teasers for FX’s new summer series, The Strain, based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s novel of the same name (and even a mysterious rat commercial during last year’s The Walking Dead mid-season finale). Today, however, we finally get our first look at what the series will look like in a teaser that features the actual footage from the show.
Here’s a refresher on the premise via Deadline:
In the opening book of the series, the 2009 The Strain, a Boeing 777 lands at JFK with no communication or signs of life. Eph Goodweather, who investigates biological threats for the CDC, is called in and discovers all the passengers dead, and signs that a strange being had been aboard the vessel. Soon, he teams with ex-professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and they assemble a ragtag group that represents mankind’s only hope when a swarm of vampires quickly turn civilization into a buffet spread. Fittingly for male-driven FX, unlike the traditional, romanticized portrayals of vampires as tuxedo-clad studs, The Strain‘s bloodsuckers have no seductive powers — they are parasites, husks of their former human form with stingers that drain blood for nourishment, while spreading capillary worms that convert victims into more vampires under the control of The Master.
The cast includes Corey Stoll (House of Cards), David Bradley (Walder Frey & Harry Potter), Kevin Durand (Lost), and Sean Astin. It premieres on July 13th.