If you’ve read The Strain, the vampire novel from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, in book or comic book form, you know the story is pretty intense.  Maybe too intense for regular television, which is why FX is interested in the story for a cable television series.

Del Toro envisions “Strain” as an event series that would have a clearly defined end date. The project is favorite of del Toro’s; he spent years developing his own unique spin on vampire mythology for the books.

Though FX bought a pilot based only on a pitch, it is interesting the Cinemax and Starz didn’t push hard enough during the bidding process, considering HBO is cleaning their premium channel butts with True Blood.

I’ve read Dark Horse Comics adaptation of the series, and it is pretty scary, but with the continued proliferation of vampire tales in movies and on television, I wonder if we are just seeing the beginning of a new run of monster movies (Frankenstein, Wolf-Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon), or if – like the zombie genre – passion over the genre is starting to wane.

via Variety


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1 Comment

  1. Really enjoyed the books, puts vampires in back in the place of scary mo’fo’s rather than the sparkling, angsty or sexual beings of other franchises. Will check this out

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