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A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
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A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control 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. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. Written by FX

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Lauren Lee Smith was originally cast as Kelly Goodweather, but was ultimately replaced by Natalie Brown. See more »

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It is shown that none of the fluids from the infected can get on a person safely. Yet numerous times the Strigoi are slashed to death or have their mouth tentacles pulled out at distances which would have resulted in their killer being bathed in their blood. See more »

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Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more »

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Good Vamp fun
16 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been really looking forward to this series having read the books and thinking they were perfect for TV. The casting has been spot on, although John Hurt leaving was a bit of a disappointment, everyone has been good. COry Stoll's hair however seems a bit off putting. It is a series I'd recommend binge watching however as I think the sense of urgency from the books has somewhat lost for the weekly episodal first series. The great thing about the approach to the old and tested vampire mythology here is that it's fresh mix of science and religion. This will be expanded upon in the coming series which is good to hear. Only other complaint is the Master. Abandoning CGI effects for more traditional left him looking a bit more comical than intimidating for me unfortunately. That left aside however it's movie quality stuff in a TV series and worth a watch for any horror fan - updated now for the 3rd series, unlike the books which gallop along at an excellent pace this is being drawn out with unnecessary fluff. Unfortunate that.


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