Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” Series Heads To FX

November 20, 2013

Variety reports that Guillermo del Toro’s THE STRAIN has been picked up for 13 episodes at FX.

Synopsis: The Strain 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 the vampire novel trilogy penned by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot for the series, which will be directed by del Toro.

Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Kevin Durand will star.

Shooting will being later this month in Toronto for a 2014 premiere.

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