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Guillermo de Toro’s The Strain heading to TV

Del Toro's The Strain Vampire Trilogy Set to become TV series

That’s right – Del Toro’s Vampire trilogy The Strain is heading for TV! Check it out!

What is The Strain?

The Strain is a trilogy of Vampire horror novels co-written by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The first, simply called The Strain, was released on 2nd June 2009 and follows the plight of Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, head of the CDC’s ‘Canary Project’ – rapid-response team sent in to investigate biological threats – as they encounter the first signs of a Vampiric virus which threatens to ravage New York.

The second installment of the trilogy, The Fall, was released 21st September 2010 and the third, The Night Eternal, on 25th October 2011.

TV Adaptation

According to Dealine, the right’s to Del Toro’s trilogy has been snapped up by FX and a TV adaptation is set to be made, with del Toro directing the pilot at the very least.


Why FX?

After the trilogy wrapped up, it was clear Del Toro and Hogan had the luxury of fielding offers fro ma variety of networks, but in the end their decision rested with FX. As del Toro explained:

“[They] made the most sense, based on the level of commitment, passion and understanding of the concept of the book. They got behind the idea of making this a close-ended series; we wanted to follow the books closely and so it couldn’t be open-ended, but rather three to five seasons max.”

Del Toro will work with co-author Hogan on the script at the end of the year and if everything goes well, production will begin next September.

What do you think? Does this sound like the kind of show you’d watch? Let me know in the comments below – it’d be awesome to hear from you!

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