A high concept 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.The Strain featuring Corey Stoll and David Bradley has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on Yahoo TV, available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a comedy and drama show with 46 episodes over 4 seasons. The Strain is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 80% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (69,821 votes).
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Season 1Hulu | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jul 14, 2014
Night Zero Jul 14, 2014 When a plane lands in New York City with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, head of the CDC’s Canary Project, and his team are called upon to investigate. Harlem pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian races to the airport, convinced that what looks at first like a mysterious viral outbreak might be the beginning of something infinitely more sinister.
S01 E02Jul 21, 2014
The Box Jul 21, 2014 The four survivors begin manifesting strange symptoms, but Eph and Nora's attempt to quarantine them is thwarted as the disinformation campaign begins. Meanwhile, in jail, Setrakian receives a surprise visit from an old - a very old - acquaintance.
S01 E03Jul 28, 2014
Gone Smooth Jul 28, 2014 Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern's life before coming face-to-face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Released from jail, Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease.
S01 E04Aug 4, 2014
It's Not for Everyone Aug 4, 2014 A secret autopsy demonstrates the bizarre progression of the mystery virus, prompting Jim to make a startling confession. Eph and Nora race to find the father of the youngest victim of the plane tragedy, but someone unexpected beats them to it. Ansel, in the grip of disease, takes desperate measures to protect his family.
S01 E05Aug 11, 2014
Runaways Aug 11, 2014 With Nora gone, Eph reluctantly joins Setrakian's quest in hopes of gathering enough evidence to warrant a citywide quarantine. Fet encounters the unexpected inside the subway tunnels, and a medical emergency threatens Palmer's master plan.
S01 E06Aug 18, 2014
Occultation Aug 18, 2014 After warning Kelly to leave the city with Zack ahead of the spreading plague, Eph is arrested by the FBI. Eichhorst has one final job for Gus, while Setrakian realizes that the coming eclipse is the tipping point for virus infection and the beginning of the end.
S01 E07Aug 25, 2014
For Services Rendered Aug 25, 2014 Setrakian, Eph, and Nora formulate a plan to track down the Master using Jim as bait. Eichhorst and Setrakian’s pasts are revealed. At the Luss home, Neeva struggles to protect the children while encountering a mysterious stranger whose help she may not want.
Season 2Hulu | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jul 13, 2015
BK, N.Y. Jul 13, 2015 Eph and Nora work on a biological weapon to kill the strigoi, and Setrakian risks the lives of the entire group to find information about a closely guarded secret text. The Master begins the next phase of his own plan, by creating a terrifying new breed of creature and placing them under the control of Kelly.
S02 E02Jul 20, 2015
By Any Means Jul 20, 2015 Eph and Nora experiment on their newfound patients. Fet and Dutch grow closer as they clear out the neighborhood buildings, and Kelly begins her hunt for Zack.
S02 E03Jul 27, 2015
Fort Defiance Jul 27, 2015 Gus and Vaun wage an attack on Palmer as Eph struggles to connect with Zack. Councilwoman Justine Faraldo vows to bring her extermination policies to the other boroughs.
S02 E04Aug 3, 2015
The Silver Angel Aug 3, 2015 Eph and Nora finally see their lethal virus in action. Fet takes the security of Red Hook into his own hands while Dutch and Setrakian set off for Staten Island to question Fitzwilliam, Palmer's former body guard.
S02 E05Aug 10, 2015
Quick and Painless Aug 10, 2015 Eph changes his appearance to leave the city while Nora is left as the reluctant parent for Zack. Dutch and Nora make a deal with Justine to secure Fet's release from jail.
S02 E06Aug 17, 2015
Identity Aug 17, 2015 Eph concocts a plan to make and distribute a bioweapon. Gus realizes Angel can be an unlikely ally, and Kelly comes after Nora and Zack.
S02 E07Aug 24, 2015
The Born Aug 24, 2015 Setrakian and Fet use Fitzwilliam's info to attack the Master. Eph returns to NYC frustrated but energized to go after the one person responsible for killing his friends.
Season 3Hulu | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Aug 29, 2016
New York Strong Aug 29, 2016 The strigoi are evolving, becoming faster. Smarter. Eph struggles to improve his failing bioweapon while trying to work through the emotional fallout of the abduction of his son, Zack. As Setrakian and Quinlan attempt to crack the Lumen's deepest-held secrets, Fet helps a Navy SEAL team in a deadly mission: search for the Master through the underground tunnels of New York.
S03 E02Sep 5, 2016
Bad White Sep 5, 2016 The Master’s offer to return Zack plagues Eph as he considers taking the deal. Dutch reunites with an old group of friends but begins to question if her safety is better with them or with Fet, Eph and Setrakian. Palmer strives for answers to Setrakian’s secret strigoi blood treatments and discovers he may have a way to acquire it.
S03 E03Sep 12, 2016
First Born Sep 12, 2016 The Occido Lumen is gone. Stolen. Setrakian and Fet race to recover it. Gus and Angel try to hide a secret houseguest while avoiding a police sweep, and Quinlan's thirst for vengeance is revealed.
S03 E04Sep 19, 2016
Gone But Not Forgotten Sep 19, 2016 Things have changed. The infection enters a new phase. Fet wants to celebrate, but Setrakian and Eph are worried there's more work to be done. Justine conscripts a new, unwilling army in the fight while Eichhorst angrily lashes out with a plan to strike back.
S03 E05Sep 26, 2016
Madness Sep 26, 2016 New information from the Lumen forces Setrakian to seek help from his lifelong nemesis, Eldritch Palmer. Eph's new experiments to understand strigoi communication seemingly take him to the brink of madness while Fet is on a mission to discover strigoi movements across New York City.
S03 E06Oct 3, 2016
The Battle of Central Park Oct 3, 2016 Fet strikes hard at the heart of the strigoi army while Justine embarks upon a risky mission to drive the strigoi out of Manhattan once and for all. Gus and Angel fight for their lives and their freedom but are faced with a moral dilemma.
S03 E07Oct 10, 2016
Collaborators Oct 10, 2016 Setrakian offers hope in a new plan to trap the Master while Eph and Dutch seek out the Master's “voice.” Palmer needs Setrakian's access to the white to hold up his end of their bargain.
Season 4Hulu | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jul 17, 2017
The Worm Turns Jul 17, 2017 Out of the ashes of humanity’s nuclear war, Night Eternal has begun. Haunted by the atrocities committed by his son, Eph abandons NYC for Philadelphia. His solitude is cut short when he encounters new fighters who rekindle his drive to fight back. Tasked by Setrakian, Fet and Quinlan search for a new means of stopping the Master.
S04 E02Jul 24, 2017
The Blood Tax Jul 24, 2017 Imprisoned as a subject in a strigoi breeding program, Dutch is desperate to escape and find Setrakian. Gus recruits his cousin for the inside job that will put his gang at the top of the new world’s underground economy, but Creem is suspicious of his business partner’s ambitions.
S04 E03Jul 31, 2017
One Shot Jul 31, 2017 Quinlan and Fet discover that stealing a nuclear warhead isn’t easy when they encounter an unexpected enemy. Eph and Alex concoct a new weapon to use against the strigoi. Frustrated with his seclusion, Zack discovers a love interest.
S04 E04Aug 7, 2017
New Horizons Aug 7, 2017 Dutch is forced to make a deal with Desai, while she plots to escape a strigoi breeding facility; Eph and Alex seek to uncover the dark secrets behind the Partnership's new plan; Gus and Creem face off against a gang encroaching on their turf.
S04 E05Aug 14, 2017
Belly of the Beast Aug 14, 2017 Fet and Quinlan track a convoy carrying their prized nuclear weapon; Eph and Alex search for clues to uncover the Master's plan for the fate of the human race; a familiar enemy traps Dutch, who encounters an old friend as well.
S04 E06Aug 21, 2017
Tainted Love Aug 21, 2017 Fet and Quinlan must figure out how to get the nuclear bomb back to New York, while a desperate Eichhorst draws near; love-struck Zack tries to learn more about his new crush, but makes a devastating discovery.
S04 E07Aug 28, 2017
Ouroboros Aug 28, 2017 With his health failing, Setrakian ignores Eph's warnings and pushes himself to the limit in his quest for victory and revenge; Fet and Quinlan race back to Manhattan, while the Master seals off the city and prepares to eliminate them all.