New show alert! FX Orders Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain. The director famous for the Hellboy movies and the recent hit Pacific Rim, will be using one of his ‘creations’ for the new show on the award winning cable channel . The famous director originally wanted his idea to be a television show but found no buyers. He then decided to write books about it with Chuck Hogan. The book became a trilogy together with The Fall and Night Eternal.
The idea for the show is pretty straight forward. There are vampires and good guys will be doing their best to kill said vampires. But with everything that comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro, the story telling will be satisfying and the visuals original and detailed. Even the biology of the vampires are really well crafted. This is an excerpt from Wikipedia about the Vampire’s biology:
“The series places special emphasis on the biology of vampires as parasitic creatures, and the life cycle and physical adaptations of a human-turned-vampire are covered in detail. The vector for vampirism is a capillary worm, which, once introduced into the human host’s bloodstream (either through a vampire’s feeding or direct invasion by the worm through a wound or orifice), introduces an incurable and fast-acting virus. By manipulating the host’s genes, the virus causes a human to undergo numerous radical physical changes.”
And with FX, there is a high chance that this new show will be extra good. I’m saying this based from their track record of producing original and excellent programs like The Americans and Justified.
FX has ordered 13 episodes for the new show which will be based from the trilogy. Carlton Cuse will be show runner and it will premiere on July of 2014.
Guillermo del Toro has this to say about the new show: “The Strain books are near and dear to my heart and now, Chuck and I have the blessing of a partnership with Carlton and FX that holds great promise,” said del Toro. “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.”
“We could not be more excited to be moving forward with Guillermo, Carlton and Chuck on The Strain,” Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, FX Networks and FX Productions presidents of original programming said “This is an epic story with stunning visuals and remarkable acting. The Strain totally reimagines and reinvents the genre.”
If you’re sick with sexy vampires with teenage love problems then The Strain should be a refreshing and bloody change for you. I will be definitely checking this new show when it comes in 2014.