Mia Maestro, who taught us glass tables are dangerous in Alias, will co-star alongside Corey Stoll in The Strain, the very exciting fantasy/horror thriller from Guillermo del Toro in development at FX. The pilot, filming this September in Toronto, has an extremely high chance to lead to an extra 12-episode pickup.
The Strain tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.
Mia Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, who works so closely with Ephraim, they finish each other's sentences and stumble into an affair. A brilliant biochemist, Martinez cares more about people than the diseases that threaten them, but she will soon be forced to embrace a new identity as a ruthless warrior.