Max Charles as Zack Goodweather in The Strain

Try as they might to avoid it, television shows occasionally, sometimes inadvertently, develop the kind of character who earns the audience’s ire simply by being on the screen. For FX’s vampire apocalypse drama The Strain, that character is Zack Goodweather, and now the series showrunner Carlton Cuse is calling the divisive character one of TV’s “evilest characters,” hinting that, in the show’s final season, viewers may see him warrant that indignation even more.

Two different actors have played the character over the course of the entire series. Ben Hyland played the part in season 1 before Max Charles stepped into the role ...

Click to continue reading The Strain Wants Zack To Be One of TV’s ‘Evilest Characters’