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Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain Headed To FX For July 2014

Posted by Fellonius Munch Thursday, November 21, 2013
FX has ordered a thirteen-episode first season of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire holocaust anthology The Strain to be aired next year!
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Somebody needs to hire a maid...
Although The Strain was originally an idea for a television series, Del Toro couldn't find a buyer for it. Then someone suggested that he consider releasing the story as a novel instead. That book, cowritten by Hogan, was released in 2009 and quickly transformed into a trilogy as well as a popular comic book series.
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Kids, leave your Tooth Fairy offerings on the WINDOW SILL!
For those who don't know of The Strain but sure as hell like the look of it, the plot is as follows:
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK airport and is on its way across the tarmac when it suddenly stops dead. All of the window shades are pulled down and all of the lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows that something is happening, and he knows that the time has come, that a war is brewing.

Thus begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.
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"I made a poopie hazard in my suit!"
Grim, right?

Co-author Hogan is on board as co-screenwriter. The cast will also include Doug Jones (Hellboy's Abe Sapien), Corey Stoll (The Bourne Legacy), Sean Astin (PO-TAY-TOES), Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four), and John Hurt (Nineteen Eighty Four, V for Vendetta). This makes me happy. What a strong ensemble! And this is just for starters!

Anybody with a bit of knowledge about Del Toro's past work knows that he's not only incredibly imaginative and original, he's very good at what he does, and he is possibly the best contemporary director of all things comic book, horror, and sci-fi. I'm pretty certain that once the first season blows everybody's minds all over the wall, even more of our favorite actors will be jumping on the Strain Train (see what I did there?).
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"Yes, watch my jaw drop in spite of your awful joke... MEEHHHH!!!"
The Strain premieres in July 2014!

So, Fanboys and Fangirls, are we excited or what? Please feel free to comment. Personally, I don't know anyone that doesn't like Del Toro's awesome works. Well, I did once, but no one's seen or heard from those people ever since…

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