TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain finds leading man

We haven’t really heard a whole lot from FX’s adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire tale The Strain but it looks like things are starting to pick up as Deadline reports that Corey Stoll (below) has landed a leading role in the series.

Carlton Cuse of Bates Motel is acting as showrunner on the pilot which will be directed by Guillermo del Toro himself from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan. The Strain formally has a pilot order but FX president John Landgraf has indicated it is being eyed for a series order. The project already has a full writing staff in place churning out scripts so there’s definitely a good chance we’ll see a solid run for the series. I really enjoyed the novels and each one gets darker than the next so hopefully this thing proves to be successful because FX could really have a hit on their hands.

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event – an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.

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4 thoughts on “TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain finds leading man

    1. Yea man! I’m pumped as well, the trilogy is phenomenal and had some serious balls with how dark Del Toro and Hogan went with it. Considering Del Toro is treating this series like his baby and even directing the pilot, I’d say the series will be pretty faithful to the novels. It’s super dark and has some of the meanest vamps in quite a while. A lot to get excited about for sure!

      1. My biggest worry was the casting (as I knew the production aspect of it would be good considering the talent). With Stoll on board, I’m now even more pumped. Can’t wait to see who follows

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