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)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Vincenzo Natali, Howard Deutch, Guy Ferland, David Semel, T.J. Scott, Ken Girotti, J. Miles Dale, Deran Sarafian, Norberto Barba, Peter Weller, Phil Abraham, Charlotte Sieling, Kevin Dowling
Official Synopsis: 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.
Cast: Doug Jones, Stephen McHattie, Robin Atkin Downes, Daniel Kash, Kevin Durand, Roger Cross, Rhona Mitra, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet, Cas…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama