Guillermo del Toro and ‘LOST’s Carlton Cuse Adapting Vampire Novel ‘The Strain’ for FX
Man, with elements like that in the title, what more do you need to know? Oh, alright. With TV ever more the burgeoning medium these days, more and more prolific film names are getting into the development game. Guillermo del Toro has certainly had his hands in a few TV pots, everything from the delayed ‘Hulk‘ series to a new HBO venture, but could a new vampire series at FX with ‘LOST‘ executive producer Carlton Cuse be the next big thing? Get ready for a wildfire spread when ‘The Strain’ trilogy hits the tube!
Even as the TV season gets underway in the next few weeks, some truly epic projects are developing in the works. The Hollywood Reporter now confirms that visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and one-time ‘LOST’/upcoming ‘Bates Motel‘ show-runner Carlton Cuse are gearing up to take del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire series ‘The Strain’ to TV on FX.
For those unfamiliar with the 2009 trilogy, ‘The Strain’ follow Dr. Eprhaim “Eph” Goodweather, a CDC operative who investigates a vampire virus that has infected New York. ‘The Strain’ was followed by two sequel novels ‘The Fall’ and ‘The Night Eternal.’ If any of that sounds familiar, remember that Will Smith’s ‘I Am Legend ‘ adaptation was set in 2009 but released in 2007, two years before ‘The Strain.’
Del Toro and Hogan himself will co-write the pilot with Cuse on board to develop the project should FX take the project to series, also serving as an executive producer and show-runner.
What say you? Could the next great vampire series belong to FX in ‘The Strain,’ or is the project best left a novel? Give us your take in the comments below!