The Strain season 4

Try to enjoy The Strain while you can, because the show won’t be around much longer. FX has just announced that it is picking up the vampire thriller series for a fourth season… which will be its last. But that’s not necessarily bad news, even if you’re a fan of the show. Showrunner Carlton Cuse has stressed that the decision allows him and his team to wrap up the drama on their own terms. “It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first,” he said in a statement.  Read More »

Corey Stoll in The Strain Season 3 / The Strain Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse Interview

There were three books in The Strain series by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The FX TV series will be five seasons and it is entering its third now. When season three begins, it has only been 23 days since the CDC quarantined New York City and discovered the vampire species the Strigoi, as the introduction to the season reminds us. Eph (Corey Stoll) is looking for his son while Fet (Kevin Durand) encounters some New Yorkers watching the authorities from the sidelines.

We spoke with Hogan and producer Carlton Cuse after their Television Critics Association panel for The Strain season three. Del Toro was not available this year as he is filming The Shape of Water, but he has supported the show with his attendance at two previous TCAs. The Strain returns Sunday, August 28 at 10PM on FX.  Read More »

American Gods TV series

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Here’s our first look at Emily Browning in American Gods.
  • Neil Gaiman and Michael ReavesInterworld is heading to TV.
  • Black Sails will conclude with its fourth season.
  • Salem season 3 reveals a new trailer.
  • Take your first extended look at The Strain season 3.

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Colony (1)

Colony premiered on USA January 14. The new show from Lost producer Carlon Cuse and showrunner Ryan Condal is about an alien occupation in Los Angeles. The aliens have walled off the city and some of the residents are cooperating with the occupiers. At the end of the pilot, we find out (spoiler alert!) that one of the main characters is working with the resistance.

We got a good, long interview with Cuse and Condal when they visited the Television Critics Association the day of the premiere. Cuse also addressed some questions about his other series Bates Motel, The Strain and even a lingering Lost question.  Read More »

FX 2015 TV shows

The Television Critics Association panels have been going on for the past week or so, and we’ve had plenty of great updates from Fred Topel’s interviews and coverage that you can check out right here.

Today, straight from the TCA, comes some announcements from FX, which includes a renewal for a third season of The Strain, orders for two new comedy series featuring some familiar FX talent, a new home for Archer, and fall premiere dates for American Horror Story: Hotel, the second season of Fargo and more.

Get details on the new and returning FX 2015 TV shows after the jump! Read More »

Comic-Con 2015 photos

The SlashFilm crew has arrived here at Comic-Con 2015. Even though the convention doesn’t get into full swing until tomorrow, Preview Night kicks off the nerd festivities tonight, and San Diego is already decked out with plenty of promotional materials.

To kick off the next few days of coverage, we went around downtown San Diego and took snapshots of all the marketing and hype that surrounds convention attendees while they try to get their hands on their favorite collectibles, see sneak peeks of forthcoming movies and new TV shows, and just geek out and freak out.

Below you’ll find promo images and set-ups for Fox’s new Minority Report series, the new video game LEGO Dimensions, The Peanuts Movie, Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, NBC’s Heroes Reborn, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and more. Check out our Comic-Con 2015 photos after the jump! Read More »

The Strain S2 trailer

This full trailer for the new season of The Strain is full of big makeup and effects shots, and a promise that the show’s concept of Manhattan overrun by vampires will really boil over into insanity this year. And that’s half of what we want to see from the show; the other half is something that’s harder to get across in a one-minute trailer, and that’s further character development. But we’ll take the thrill of the effects for now. Check out The Strain S2 trailer below. Read More »

‘The Strain’ Season Two Teaser: Fight or Die

Strain S2 teaser

The first teaser for The Strain season 2 premiered on television recently, and is now online. This top-down flyover of New York City ravaged by vampiric infected and damaged by fires could be for a video game as easily as for a TV show. The Strain just went back into production in November, and is evidently saving a real new footage reveal for later in its promotional cycle. But the show, created by Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse based on the books by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, looks like it is aiming for a bit more spectacle this time out; hopefully there will be more satisfying character explorations to go along with it. Check out The Strain S2 teaser below. Read More »

‘The Strain’ Officially Renewed for Season 2

strain renewed

Last week there was unofficial word that FX would renew The Strain for a second season. Now the network has given the actual season order, and The Strain will have a 13-episode follow-up to its first season. Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse are exec producers on the Sunday-night show, which follows the infection of New York City by an ancient form of vampirism that is spread like a viral pandemic

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Strain featurette

There’s a new Guillermo del Toro project hitting soon, and a lot of people don’t seem to know much about it. We’re talking about The Strain, the FX series adaptation of the vampire novels co-authored by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The show’s pilot was directed by Guillermo del Toro, and the overall aesthetic very much bears his signature.

The show follows events that begin with the landing of a plane at a New York airport. Nearly everyone on the plane seems to be dead, and the circumstances of the situation that led to the mass slaughter are difficult to pin down. But soon there are pale figures running around NYC, and a couple CDC-based scientists (Corey Stoll of House of Cards and Midnight in Paris and Mía Maestro of Breaking Dawn) are stuck trying to uncover source of the new plague while containing the breadth of its infection.

Below, watch a featurette focusing on the world-building done for the show. Read More »