He killed Setrakian's wife in the past.
Cuse stated, "After finishing the writing on season three, Guillermo, Chuck and I looked at our remaining story and felt the best version could be told in one more season. [57], The original key art for the series prominently featured a worm, a vector of the vampiric virus, burrowing into a person's eye. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall (2010) and The Night Eternal (2011). But when the Master begins sending out his followers, Kelly ends up becoming infected and becoming a means for the Master to track down Goodweather and the resistance. 'The Strain': Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro Reveal Five-Season Plan. After narrowly escaping a watery grave, the Master succeeded in spreading his strain and conquering the globe. After the first book's publication, studios and networks began making offers for the film and television adaptation rights, but del Toro and Hogan declined, not wanting a screen version to influence the way they were writing the books. [2] In August 2015, del Toro and Cuse announced a five-season plan for the series after the third season renewal, Cuse said, "From the very beginning, we had really talked about the first book being the first season, the second book being the next two seasons and the third book the last two seasons". The author is also open to creative detours that may develop as the series goes on, possibly incorporating material cut from the books. The Master's second host Gabriel Bolivar is played by Jack Kesy. For the franchise it initiated, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Thriller: The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan", "Fangs ain't what they used to be: Dracula gets a modern makeover in a filmic chiller", "Comic-Con 2011: Guillermo del Toro, Tom Morello, P.C. [1] Xan Brooks of The Guardian calls the novel "a pulpy, apocalyptic fable" and a "fast-paced, high-concept outing that seems tailor-made for either a big-screen adaptation or - as Hogan has enthused - 'a long-form, cable-type TV series'.

A thirteen-episode first season was ordered on November 19, 2013. In the television series, he is played by Richard Sammel. The Strain is over.

this video is outside of your subscription package. The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved 7 August 2015. Club, was less enthusiastic, concluding that, "the result is a predictable but generally engaging thriller. Learning the truth about vampires from a temporarily incarcerated Setrakian, Gus escapes confinement and finds himself to be a natural vampire slayer on the streets of his tenement neighborhood. Rupert Penry-Jones stars as “Quinlan,” who is neither human nor strigoi. In 1999 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing the title role in Don Carlos, which won him the Ian Charleson Award, and “Alcibiades” in Timon of Athens. Loyal and unwaveringly brave, he becomes a surrogate son to the old professor. [12] Del Toro had previously expressed interest in casting Roy Dotrice, who played Setrakian in several live-action advertisements for the first novel.