Most new shows have a certain degree of pedigree to them before they hit the screen, it’s how they make it there in the first place, but the talent behind The Strain will have even the naysayers excited. Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the show is based on their novel trilogy of the same name and follows epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his team. Sent in to investigate a mysterious plane at JFK sitting motionless on the runway with their lights off and the doors sealed, they find 200 corpses on board and just four survivors. But when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues, Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves in the middle of a much bigger situation. Del Toro will himself direct the pilot while you’ll know showrunner Carlton Cuse from his time on LOST. The Strain premieres July 2014 on FX.