The Strain Billboards Deemed Too Gross, Being Removed
A controversial billboard for the FX’s television adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck [...]
A controversial billboard for the FX's television adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire virus novel, The Strain, has been labeled as too gross for display in a public place.
The billboard features the key art seen here, which shows a worm crawling out of a human eyeball. The art has been placed on billboards in major cities like Los Angeles and New York City. FX is known for their edgier programming, but the billboards have gotten a lot of negative buzz on social media since people can't choose to not see it while their driving or eating.
According to BuzzFeed, a representative from FX has stated that they are working on replacing the key art in public locations. The representative did not immediately provide details about the time frame for the replacements taking place, or if it would take place at all billboard locations or just Los Angeles (which was specifically referenced in the BuzzFeed article, being that its three blocks away from their LA office).
The Strain is about the modern world experiencing an outbreak of an ancient, viral form of vampirism. The series centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control, as he tries to fight against the pandemic.
The Strain debuts on July 13 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.