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FX's 'The Strain': First Look at Cast Photos to Be Revealed at SXSW

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"The Strain" — FX's thriller about a mysterious outbreak of an ancient strain of vampirism — is launching some viral marketing, quite appropriately.

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Yahoo TV has the exclusive first look at new cast photos for "The Strain," featuring stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, and David Bradley, that will be seen in a unique show-sponsored installation at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. Take a look:

FX's 'The Strain': First Look at Cast Photos to Be Revealed at SXSW

The Strain on FX: Corey Stoll stars as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather.

The Strain on FX: Mia Maestro stars as Dr. Nora Martinez.

The Strain on FX: Sean Astin stars as Jim Kent.

The Strain on FX: David Bradley stars as Professor Abraham Setrakian.

SXSW is known for being a non-stop event for attendees; FX is hoping to cure that particular strain of SXSW madness with The Strain Transformation Station, a place to power nap for 20 minutes in custom-built Rejuvenation Pods. The pods will be equipped with tablets showcasing exclusive content from the new FX original series, including the photos above and more.

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Details:
The Strain Transformation Station will be open March 7-10, from 12-6 p.m., at 419 Congress Ave. in Austin. See the on-site hostess for your "treatment" time, or book in advance at www.thestrainpods.com. You can also grab the Strain Vaccine (an energy drink shot) and "The Strain" novels and special-edition comic books by writer, producer, director, and novelist Guillermo del Toro to take with you.

"The Strain" premieres in July on FX.