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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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13 July 2014 (USA)  »

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La plaga  »

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16:9 HD
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Lauren Lee Smith was originally cast as Kelly Goodweather, but was ultimately replaced by Natalie Brown. See more »


Abraham Setrakian's tattoo (and the name Eichhorst tends to call him aside from "The Jew") is "A230385." The tattoos were only administered at the Auschwitz camp complex, while Setrakian was held at Treblinka. Also, once letters were introduced into the tattoos, each letter only went up to 20,000 before the next letter was reached; so the progress would be A19998, A19999, A20000, B00001. This process wasn't started until 1944, whereas Setrakian was put into the camps in 1940. Even the original series of tattoos issued only went up to 202499. 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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Start out strong then fizzled
27 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Del Torro's work so I was anticipating this show for some time. It started off strong, good concept, different take on things & I enjoyed maybe the first half of the season. The effects were good for TV. Then it became cheesy & super predictable. The acting from some of the cast was barely mediocre. The boy/son was hard to watch, he came off bratty & not a great actor (sorry, I know he's a kid) The ending, I won't spoil but was disappointing for a season finale. I highly doubt I will tune in for season 2 when there are so many other, better put together shows available like The Knick or Penny Dreadful. The best story line was about the old man when he was younger but that was it. Sorry, not a fan.

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