Executive producer Carlton Cuse revealed that Sean Astin has joined the cast of FX's The Strain pilot.

"We are thrilled to have the amazing Sean Astin join the cast of The Strain."

The story follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of a CDC canary team who investigates an ancient viral strain of vampirism that turns the streets of New York City into a war zone.

Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan wrote the pilot script based on their own novel series, with Guillermo del Toro slated to direct the pilot. If the project gets picked up to series, Carlton Cuse will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan.