What sci fi series featured on Foxtel about a plane landing where there aren't any live humans inside?

Turns out there are some blood-sucking type of aliens on board (in the form of small worm-like larvae) which crawl inside the host through the eyes, turning them into blood-sucking humans, which then attack others with an extra-long pipe-like projecting mouth?

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    Thank you for the reply - that is exactly the series I was referring to- what a awesome site this is – Mary May 28 '19 at 3:12

The Strain (2014)?

From Wikipedia:

The show centers around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, who is called upon to investigate an airplane landing wherein everyone aboard is dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. The virus begins to spread and Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city's residents to wage a war to save humanity.

The poster for season 1 has a long "tongue". See also this gross, NSFW picture of the larva going inside an eye.

weird long tongue

Found with the Google query tv series blood sucking larvae through eyes.

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  • Thank you so much for your input. That is the series I was searching for- thanks to you I can now go find the episodes I wish to revisit 🙂 – Mary May 28 '19 at 3:14
  • @Mary you're welcome, enjoy the re-watch! :) – Jenayah May 28 '19 at 6:04
  • I never saw the tv series, but highly recommend the books. – ArlettaS Oct 8 '19 at 10:44

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