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 »
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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.
Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
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 »
Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
FX has released an extended trailer for The Strain, the television show adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan‘s novel series of the same name. The television pilot was directed by del Toro, and is set to air in July. House of Cards actor Corey Stoll stars as a doctor who is investigating a virus which effectively creates vampires. The new trailer focuses on an airline flight that results in the apparent mysterious death of the entire plane, crew and passengers. But of course, things aren’t completely as they seem. Watch The Strain Extended Trailer embedded after the jump.
Here’s a full trailer for The Strain, the FX show which adapts the novel series by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The pilot was directed by del Toro, and debuts in July. Corey Stoll (House of Cards and Midnight in Paris) stars as a doctor who begins to investigate a virus which effectively creates vampires. But there seems to be more going on than that, as the combo of the “he is here” tagline and a big hooded monster promises. Check out The Strain trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Sundance is nearly over, so the year’s first big volley of new movies has largely been revealed. But there’s a lot more stuff to come, both in theaters and on TV. Here are three new TV trailers to whet your appetite for the next few months. There’s the first full trailer for the second season of Hannibal, and a new teaser for The Strain, based on stories from Guillermo del Toro, who directed the pilot. Then there’s the first trailer for Penny Dreadful, from the Skyfall team of Sam Mendes and John Logan. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
If Guillermo del Toro‘s next project was a vampire movie, it would be on every single anticipated list you see out there. However The Strain, an upcoming FX show based on a novel by del Toro, is coming to the small screen. It’s about a doctor (Corey Stoll of House of Cards and Midnight in Paris) who investigates a new virus that turns people into vampires. The show premieres in July and you can see the first two images below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Russ Fischer
The Strain, the vampire novel co-authored by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan that birthed a series of books, is going to be a series on FX, with del Toro scripting and directing the pilot. As the show movies forward, Carlton Cuse will act as show runner working with a cast that includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, and Kevin Durand.
(Actually, the original idea for The Strain was meant for a TV show, but del Toro ended up taking it to the page first, and now it has worked its way back to television.)
The first teaser for the show aired this past weekend during The Walking Dead, but if you weren’t tuned in for that mid-series finale, check out the teaser spot below. Even if you were tuned in, you might not have realized what the strange spot was, as there’s really no indication that it is for The Strain. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Next summer, the twisted mind of Guillermo del Toro will be on display weekly. The Strain, an FX series based on a trilogy of vampire books del Toro co-wrote, has just been ordered to series by the network. The first of its 13 episodes will premiere in July 2014 with Lost’s Carlton Cuse as the showrunner. Del Toro directed the pilot. Read More »