Guillermo del Toro’s vampire trilogy “The Strain” has been given a 13-episode order from the FX network.
“The Strain” starring Mia Masetro was written by the Mexican director and Chuck Hogan. The TV series is based on “The Strain” trilogy novels that include “The Strain,” “The Fall” and “The Night Eternal.”
The storyline revolves around a vampire virus that arrives at JFK via a Boeing 777 and proceeds to infect New York City. The vampire virus quickly spreads with Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his crew trying to fight off this evil strain of vampirism.
The Mexican-born writer, producer and director is known for his “dark” films like ‘The Devil’s Backbone”, “Hellboy” and the award-winning “Pan’s Labyrinth.” He has also produced mainstream films for Hollywood like “Pacific Rim” and the animated films “Kung Fu Panda” and “Puss in Boots.”
Production on “The Strain” will begin this month for a July 2014 premiere.