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Check out the eye-catching teaser poster for 'The Strain'

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Guillermo del Toro's FX sci-fi horror series 'The Strain' won't air until July. But on April 25, 2014, a poster was released and it's certainly eye-opening. In it, a woman's eyeball is ripe with foreshadowing; a worm like creature is protruding from below her pupil, and the pupil itself resembles an eclipse.

'The Strain' series is based on the novel of the same name, co-written by both del Toro and Chuck Hogan. In it, a team of CDC researchers fight against a deadly virus that has hit New York City. But it's an unprecedented plague that resembles vampirism.

It also has strong overtones that resemble hit series 'The Walking Dead'; given the vampiric creatures are more zombified than sexy. But given del Toro's pedigree for arresting visuals (he's directing the pilot) and clever twists on genre conventions, expectations are high for a new and novel approach on the virus-creature apocalypse theme.

The series stars Corey Stoll ('House Of Cards'), John Hurt, Sean Astin, David Bradley, Kevin Durand and Mia Maestro. Although del Doro will be in the producer's chair, show-runner duties will fall to Carlton Cuse ('Lost'). It will air on the FX network in July of 2014, for an initial 13 episode run.

You can keep abreast of all things 'The Strain' on the show's official website. The series is just one of many new horror series coming to television. May 11th, 2014 will bring the premiere of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful', which we'll be covering on this column.

Are you excited for 'The Strain'? Tell us in the comments.

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