Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Testament Of Youth Trailer Arrives
'Our youth has been stolen from us'
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 July 2014
Comic-Con: Marvel Debuts More Ant-Man Test Footage
Scott Lang goes riding
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Ant-Man
17 July 2015
This Is Where I Leave You
12 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Non-Stop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Guillermo del Toro's The Strain Wins A Series Order
Lost's Carlton Cuse will oversee the show

19 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Well, that didn’t take long. With the pilot only recently completed under the direction of Guillermo del Toro, US cable channel FX has ordered an initial 13-episode series of vampire thriller The Strain, based on the books del Toro wrote with Chuck Hogan.

With a pilot script by the pair and Guillermo calling the shots, the first episode clearly generated enough goodwill among executives that they’re ready to give the series a shot, starting in July next year.

The series, which will kick off filming in Toronto later this month, will be run – since del Toro is too busy making movies and producing 73,000 other projects to take the gig himself – by Lost and Bates Motel executive producer Carlton Cuse.

He’ll be in charge of a story that finds Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his team battling a mysterious viral outbreak that appears to bear all the hallmarks of an ancient strain of vampirism. The condition spreads, and soon Ephraim and a group of ordinary New Yorkers are battling for the fate of humankind. The cast also features the likes of Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet, John Hurt and del Toro regular Doug Jones.

"The Strain books are near and dear to my heart and now, Chuck and I have the blessing of a partnership with Carlton and FX that holds great promise,” del Toro says in a statement picked up by Variety. “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.”

As to when we’ll see the show in the UK? No details are available yet, but given its creative pedigree, we’d expect it to be snapped up fairly quickly.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

David Ayer's Fury Has A Composer
Gravity's Steven Price will write the score
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

GOOGLEJOBS4U
My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do,,,,,,,Rush64.COM More

Posted by Mety1955 at 19:39 on 20 November 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)