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UPDATE: Ben Hyland who played Eph's son Zach in season 1 has been replaced by Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, American Sniper). The Strain's showrunner and executive producer Carlton Cuse made a statement about the recasting, noting that the reason why he decided to find a new actor for the role was due to the fact that Zach will have a "deeply emotional storyline" in season two and the producers needed a young actor who had the range to accommodate such a shift.