FX’s drama series “The Strain” is recasting the role of Professor Abraham Setrakian and has looked to the cast of “Game of Thrones” to fill the position, reports TheWrap.com.
David Bradley, who plays Walder Frey on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has been tapped for the role, the story says. “The Strain” is based on books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and tracks Dr. Ephraim Goodweather as he battles a mysterious strain of vampirism.
Setrakian is a Holocaust survivor who runs a pawn shop in Manhattan’s Spanish Harlem. The role was originally slated to be played by John Hurt, the piece notes.