FX’s The Strain has found its Silver Angel. HitFix reports Joaquín Cosío has joined the series as Angel Guzman Hurtado.
The character, a former luchador, also goes by the name Angel de la Plata — the Silver Angel. In the horror-novel trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, Hurtado’s alter-ego was a big star in Mexico and appeared in a series of movies as a vampire hunter until a knee injury ended his career.
Season 2 will find Hurtado forgotten by those who once adored him and washing dishes in an Indian restaurant. With an actual vampire apocalypse occuring, the Silver Angel will find new purpose in life fighting alongside gang member turned vampire fighter Gus Elizalde and his recruits.
Cosío is well-known in his home country of Mexico, where he’ a three-time nominee for the Arieles, the Mexican Academy of Film awards. He’s most known in the United States for playing the part of Hector in HBO’s Eastbound and Down.
The Strain returns for its second season this summer on FX.
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