There’s a new teaser up and running for FX’s upcoming drama/horror series The Strain. Based on the trilogy of books written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain is a more scientific take on the traditional vampire mythology.
Originally pitched as a TV show but passed on by the networks, executives changed their tune when AMC found that it had a smash hit on its hands with The Walking Dead. American Horror Story, Hannibal, Bates Motel, and other genre shows followed, and The Strain now finds itself with a 13 episode order from FX and del Toro directing the pilot episode.
Everything about this project sounds so exciting; I’ve read the first book, and if the show brings to the table what del Toro and Hogan have imagined on the page, it’s going to be really awesome and unique. Fans of the novels will recognize exactly what’s happening in the “Pupil” teaser below.
The Strain premieres on FX this July.