[TV] FX Picks Up Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain”


Variety reports that FX has handed a 13-episode order to Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain,” the net announced today.

“The Strain” is billed as a high concept thriller that “tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

“The Strain” is based on a vampire novel trilogy of the same name penned by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot for the TV project, with del Toro also helming.

Corey Stoll is toplining the series as Goodweather. Other cast members include Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Kevin Durand.

“The Strain” will begin lensing in Toronto later this month for delivery in 2014.

  • K-Dogg

    HELL YEAH !!!!

  • doomas10

    I am very excited over this. The books definitely deserve the screen treatment and i am glad we this as a series. I hope they will not hold back in gore. First book by far is the best – some segments can be fucking scary with quality direction!

  • Darkness69

    Del Toro rocks!

  • djblack1313

    i’m very excited for this show. the fact it’s one FX is a huge relief (as opposed to it being on ABC, NBC, etc). they’ve proven themselves to have some high quality shows!

  • WolfQueen

    Excited that it was FX that picked this up. Also excited that “The Master” is playing by someone from my home province. Good times all around!