Yeah, that just happened. Max Charles (pic below) replaces Ben Hyland as Zach Goodweather in FX’s The Strain Season 2. Carlton Cuse, who is the executive producer and showrunner of The Strain said that he needed a very well versed young actor and Max Charles is the way to go. Cuse’s full statement below. Hyland did a great job but we know familiar Charles can handle it. I am just so stoked to see Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Strain Season 2, just start filming already, I need an advanced screening for my vampire fix.
The Strain Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse said:
We recast this part due to some specific story needs we have downstream. We are sad to see Ben go. He is a very talented actor and a wonderful person. We will all miss him and thank him for his great work.
"The Strain" (2014)
Synopsis: A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Vincenzo Natali, Howard Deutch, David Semel, T.J. Scott, Ken Girotti, J. Miles Dale, Deran Sarafian, Peter Weller, Phil Abraham, Charlotte Sieling, Kevin Dowling, Guy Ferland
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Producers: Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, J. Miles Dale, Gary Ungar, Cory Bird, Regina Corrado, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, Ra'uf Glasgow, Richard J. Anobile, Andrew Zolot, Elizabeth Ann Phang, Gennifer Hutchison, Glen Whitman
Musicians: Ramin Djawadi
Editors: John M. Valerio, Anthony Miller, Russell Denove, Nona Khodai, Sarah Boyd, Kathryn Himoff, Sunny Hodge, Christopher Nelson, Gena Bleier, Anthony Redman, Sidney Wolinsky
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