Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'

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PostGuillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by tomvek » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:31 am

The Strain is moving forward at FX. The cable network announced Tuesday that it has ordered a 13-episode freshman season of the vampire drama, which comes from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse. The series, based on del Toro and Hogan's book trilogy of the same name, is set to premiere in July 2014 -- with Cuse serving as showrunner.

“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 said. “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.”

FX Networks president and GM John Landgraf told reporters in March that The Strain, which was then prepping to film its pilot, already had assembled a writing staff and picked up additional scripts -- a strong sign the pilot would earn a series order.

“We could not be more excited to be moving forward with Guillermo, Carlton and Chuck on The Strain," said FX Networks and FX Productions presidents of original programming Eric Schrier and Nick Grad. "This is an epic story with stunning visuals and remarkable acting. The Strain totally reimagines and reinvents the genre.”

For FX, The Strain comes as the network has found success with genre fare including anthology series American Horror Story. Its latest installment, Coven, is now pacing as the network's second-highest-rated original to date. The Strain joins a roster of original dramas that also includes The Americans, The Bridge, Justified and Sons of Anarchy. On the pilot side, the cabler has yet to make a decision on the fate of dramas Tyrant and Hoke.

For Cuse, The Strain gives the former Lost co-showrunner two series on the air. It joins the second season of A&E's Bates Motel -- which he runs with Kerry Ehrin. He's also developing another vampire drama -- a remake of French series The Returned -- for A&E.

The Strain arrives as vampires continue to be a ratings draw on the small screen, with The CW spinning off The Vampire Diaries to fall hit The Originals and HBO prepping for the seventh and final season of True Blood in 2014.

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PostRe: FX Orders Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' to Series
by systematic » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:47 am

Great news. Shame John Hurt is leaving the project though.

According to Deadline, filming is set to begin this month for a July 2014 premiere, after a replacement is found for John Hurt, who played the aging vampire hunter Professor Setrakian in the pilot, but faced scheduling issues with the show’s production schedule.

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PostRe: FX Orders Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' to Series
by abcd » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:59 am

Hmmmmm

The first book is ok....the other two are neither here or there.

I would say a rip roaring roller coaster of a ride that lasts 10 seconds but with a 3 hour queue.

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PostRe: FX Orders Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' to Series
by tomvek » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:37 am

Very short teaser:


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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by systematic » Wed May 28, 2014 6:17 pm

FX has finally put up a trailer for the show:



Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Person of Interest) is composing the score for the show.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:12 pm

1st episode was on last night in the US. Watch have brought it for the UK so will be on later this year.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Brerlappin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:16 am

It was okay. Nothing amazing, not awful either. A few changes and it could've been great tho

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:18 am

Yep, pretty average with a few bad moments. Will continue watching for at least a few episodes.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Crimson » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:21 pm

That was really derivative. Very bland characters and some extremely clumsy execution. I'd agree that it was more average than bad but only just.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:01 pm

[iup=3508468]Crimson[/iup] wrote:That was really derivative. Very bland characters and some extremely clumsy execution. I'd agree that it was more average than bad but only just.

That was pretty much my opinion of the first book so I'll skip the TV series.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Nice toilet scene this week. :slol:

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:58 pm

I've been quite enjoying this so far, looks like it could be really interesting.
Haven't read the books so can't really compare in that regard.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Brerlappin » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:54 am

Its not bad, seems to be picking up a bit. That toilet scene alright :lol: "Welp, may as well kill myself"

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by systematic » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:33 pm


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If only the rest of the show could be as good as the special effects...

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:59 pm

Renewed for a 2nd season - http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... season-2-2

Season has been pretty meh but the last episode was good.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:10 pm

[iup=3538623]Monkey Man[/iup] wrote:Renewed for a 2nd season - http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... season-2-2

Season has been pretty meh but the last episode was good.


Myself and the girlfriend have been enjoying it so far. Couple of issues, but nothing to put us off, so this is good to hear.

I've started reading the books off the back of it too.

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Brerlappin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:30 am

Yeah its not the worst gooseberry fool ive ever watched. Enjoyable fluff. Prefer it to the leftovers anyway :slol:

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Tue May 05, 2015 8:05 pm

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Lagamorph » Tue May 05, 2015 10:02 pm

strawberry floatin yes!

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PostRe: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'
by Monkey Man » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:26 pm

Renewed for Season 3 - http://deadline.com/2015/08/the-strain- ... 201495086/

Season 2 been ok, not sure if its better or worse that the 1st.

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