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Characters: The Strain
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    Goodweather Family 

Ephraim Goodweather

Played By: Corey Stoll

Head of the CDC's rapid-response team, the Canary Project, Eph is a newly divorced father attempting to balance the custody battle over his son Zack with his duties as an epidemiologist. He and his Canary team are first-responders to the Boeing 777 disaster, and are tasked with solving the mystery of the mass casualty. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Corey Stoll.

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Kelly Goodweather

Played By: Lauren Lee Smith

Eph's estranged wife and current opponent in a drawn-out custody battle over their only son. She will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Lauren Lee Smith.

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Zack Goodweather

The young son of Ephraim and Kelly.

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    The Vampire Hunters 

Prof. Abraham Setrakian

Played By: David Bradley

A Romanian Jew who escaped the Treblinka extermination camp during the Second World War, Professor Setrakian has been a dedicated (and perhaps fanatic) vampire hunter for over six decades. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by David Bradley.

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Nora Martinez

Played By: Mia Maestro

A skilled epidemiologist, Nora is second in command of the Canary Project. She and Eph have been attempting an office romance with mixed success, complicated by their high-stress medical careers and Goodweather's lingering melancholy over his looming divorce. Nora quickly dedicates herself to uncovering the vampire conspiracy, and is determined not to be relegated to doing the "woman's work". She will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Mia Maestro.

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Vasiliy Fet

Played By: Kevin Durand

An exterminator working for the New York City Bureau of Pest Control, Fet's occupation soon leads to his discovering the truth about vampires in a derelict building. Reaching Eph through a professional connection at the CDC, the exterminator lends both his skills as a vermin hunter and his powerful physique to Setrakian and Goodweather's cause. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Kevin Durand.

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    Vampires 

The Master

One of the Ancients, the seven original vampires, the Master now inhabits the body of Jusef Sardu, a 19th century Polish nobleman afflicted with gigantism. While Sardu was a gentle giant in life, and greatly infirmed by his condition, the Master has imbued his form with unnatural power and ferocity. Breaking the territorial truce between himself and the other Ancients, the Master sets into motion a series of events to remake the world in his own dark image.

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Gabriel Bolivar

Played By: Jack Kesy

A handsome and charismatic shock rocker. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Jack Kesy.

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  • Expy:Of Marilyn Manson.

Thomas Eichhorst

Played By: Richard Sammel

The former Nazi commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Richard Sammel.

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    Other Characters 

Augustin "Gus" Elizalde

A Mexican gang member fresh out of juvenile hall, Gus is attacked by a newly turned vampire on the streets of Times Square, and is arrested by the police after throwing the creature under a truck. 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.

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Eldritch Palmer

Played By: Jonathan Hyde

One of the richest men in the world, Eldritch Palmer craves the one thing that all his money cannot buy: immortality. The elderly tycoon's fear of death leads him to make a pact with the Master, trading his vast fortune, political influence, and the fate of the human race in exchange for an undead place at the vampire king's side. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Jonathan Hyde.

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Dr. Everett Barnes

As the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, Barnes is Eph and Nora's direct superior. Skilled in the politics and media aspects of the medical industry, he is a shrewd bureaucrat who carefully maintains a quaint, "country doctor" image.

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Jim Kent

Played By: Sean Astin

A member of the CDC and assistant to Dr Goodweather. He will be portrayed in the upcoming TV adaptation by Sean Astin.

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Matt Sayles

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