FX's The Strain Targets Alias Alum Mía Maestro

Matt Webb Mitovich
FX's The Strain Targets Alias Alum Mía Maestro

Alias alum Mía Maestro has landed the female lead in The Strain, FX’s pilot about a vampire virus.

The high-concept thriller is directed by Guillermo del Toro (the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth) — who also co-wrote the script with Chuck Hogan (The Town) — and exec-produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel).

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The Strain stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Center for Disease Control team in New York City that is tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with the hallmarks of an ancient, evil strain of vampirism. Per our sister site Deadline, Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, a brilliant biochemist who must evolve into a brave warrior as the spreading epidemic threatens humanity.

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In addition to her run on Alias, Maestro’s TV credits include a small arc on USA Network’s White Collar and a February 2013 episode of Person of Interest.

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