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Strain Gets 13 Episodes for FX

New Vampire Series from del Toro

By Robert T. Trate     November 20, 2013

The Strain leaps off the page to FX
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The hardest working man in Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim), is going to see yet another one of his projects come to light. Only this time it will be on FX. Del Toro and Carlton Cruse (LOST) on working on an adaptation of of del Toro’s co-written trilogy of books known as The Strain. FX has announced that they plan to give The Strain a full 13 episodes for its first season. 

The “first season of the show that focuses on the outbreak of a vampire virus. Corey Stoll will star as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the man tasked with investigating the virus and saving the day”.

The trilogy has also been adapted into a comic series by Dark Horse. Here is the synopsis (via Dark Horse Comics) of the first trade paper back “Unable to kill the Master—the powerful vampire behind the epidemic infesting New York City—Dr. Ephraim Goodweather begins to self-destruct as battle lines are drawn. It’s now up to a handful of humans—an ailing pawnbroker, an exterminator, a scientist, a gangbanger, and an alcoholic—to stop an ancient evil from devouring the human race! This collection includes issues #1–#4 of the acclaimed series and the short story featured in Dark Horse Presents”.

There is no official release date for the series yet. 

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mellowdoux 11/20/2013 10:04:16 AM


mellowdoux 11/20/2013 10:04:52 AM

 "My sword sings of silver!!!"

Iridan 11/20/2013 12:42:35 PM

Just what we need: more vampires.

Shellhead88 11/20/2013 1:45:00 PM

Has anyony read these books? Being a fan of Toro's I almost picked these up but, I already have a shelf full of books wanting for me to read. Plus I agree with Iridan that I'm a little vampired out. I would be intrested to know if they are any good.

IamChuck2026 11/20/2013 6:44:28 PM

The series was excellent and I highly recommend it.  It is a different take on vampires that I found very interesting and gritty.  No sparkling, moon-eyed vamps here.  Just good old rip-your-friggin-throat-out vampires, with a modern twist!

mellowdoux 11/21/2013 10:01:51 AM

 What Chuck said, Shellhead.

Very cool trilogy.



dojen1 11/21/2013 12:08:06 PM

wow. look at those fingers! No problem finding the G-spot girls! Is anyone as tired on vampires as I am...?

Shellhead88 11/21/2013 1:12:25 PM

Thanks guys, I like the sound of them being hard core vampires instead of being a romance tool. I think I will give them a try.

DarkLloyd 11/21/2013 6:46:29 PM
     Shellhead and anyone else that is on the fence on this. 

     Del Toro and Hogan remake Vamps with this series. They make them Monsters again, with a capital M. They make them scary and creepy again. These two actually come up with a plot goal for vamps, as a whole, That I had never considered before. But now that I've seen it, I know it should be the "endgame" for any real vampire.

     Please don't mis this. You will be doing yourself a Huge disservice.

Walker 11/22/2013 7:39:49 AM

The first book is okay.  The story is good, thought the writing is awful.  If you were to make a drinking game on simile usage, you wouldn't last the first few chapters.  The description of the eclipse alone has something like 9 different similes and metaphores.

The series completely goes off the rails by Night Eternal.

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