Head Goonie joins del Toro’s The Strain


Sean Astin has joined the cast of FX’s “The Strain” pilot, showrunner Carlton Cuse revealed via Twitter today.

It’s not yet known who Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”, “The Goonies”) is playing in the series,¬†which is based on the novel trilogy co-written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and fixes on a doctor and his team who are investigating a mysterious new virus outbreak – resulting in a metropolis overrun by vampires.

del Toro will direct the pilot, which will also feature Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro and John Hurt.