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.