[TV] Sean Astin Joins Cast of The Strain Pilot
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.10.2013
Based on the Dark Horse comic...
THR reports that Sean Astin has joined the cast of FX pilot, The Strain, from showrunner Carlton Cuse and director Guillermo del Toro.
The show is based on the del Toro and Chuck Hogan comic book series which follows the outbreak of a vampire virus in New York and the journey of CDC doctor, Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather (House of Cards' Corey Stoll), the head of the team assigned to investigate the virus and lead the fight against the vampires.
Astin will portray Jim Kent, a political operative for Canary Team and best friend to Stoll's Goodweather and Mia Maestro's Nora.
Del Toro and Hogan are writing the pilot with Del Toro set to direct. The show will likely get a series pickup order as FX president John Landgraf stated that the network has already picked up additional scripts for the show. Also a writing has been assembled as the pilot prepares to go into production.