Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s techno-thriller vampire book trilogy entitled The Strain has been greenlit as a pilot for the FX network. Carlton Cuse (Lost) will executive produce and – pending a series order – be the showrunner. The … Continue reading

Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Pilot Greenlit By FX, Carlton Cuse Will Exec. Produce

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s techno-thriller vampire book trilogy entitled The Strain has been greenlit as a pilot for the FX network.

Carlton Cuse (Lost) will executive produce and – pending a series order – be the showrunner.

The Strain trilogy shows New York fall under the infection of a vampire virus. The CDC sets up an investigation, and as you might expect – all signs point to the end being nigh.

Seems like FX is trying to create counter-programming for AMC’s The Walking Dead.  If zombies can be wildly popular on basic cable, why not vampires?

Cuse is already busy with Bates Motel over on A&E.

As a lifelong horror fan, it’s kinda neat to see horror become the genre du jour on television these days.

Source: THR

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenMCroft Steve Croft

    The vampires are just different enough in this to be awesome… bring it on!

  • myclawismypenis

    I agree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Henry-Krinkle/100001129863583 Henry Krinkle

    This is great fuckin’ news! These vampires are the REAL deal and not some Twilight nonsense. And FX is a great network for it.

  • Francisco Maldondo

    Read them all. Loved them. I thought the books were gruesome enough to never get a PG rating for a movie. However for a show on FX, you can create such an enviroment and have that MA rating. If Walking Dead can do what they done and AHS being a great show on FX. I wonder about the casting. That should be interesting.

  • A_Wise_Man

    Walking Vampires?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bigsampson408 Sam Mallory

    How about they do “Y The Last Man” or get Ron Howard to do “The Dark Tower” or shit how about “The Wheel of Time” series/

  • http://www.facebook.com/henryhulkhernandez.hernandez Henry Hernandez

    just make it bloody,the books were great i loved them i was hoping for movies but tv will do i want to see them in live action..i think i would be great to play agustin gus elizalde due to am mexican and i been in a gang