Briefly: I need to get reading The Strain, especially now that the pilot has become a series!
That’s right. FX announced today that their adaptation of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain has received a full series order. The 13-episode first season is set to begin production in Toronto this month, for a July premiere. The entire series is expected to span between 39 and 65 episodes.
The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
The series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland and Miguel Gomez. We’ll be sure to share more info as soon as it’s announced, as I can’t wait for this one!