Guillermo del Toro FX Drama 'The Strain' Unveils New Photos and DetailsKevin Fitzpatrick |
Late last week gave us our first look at FX's forthcoming Guillermo del Toro-driven vampire drama 'The Strain,' but with a July premiere fast approaching, we'll need more than pictures. Fresh details of the adapted horror series have emerged straight from del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse themselves, along with an early look at the opening scene!
FX had only a brief bit of time to introduce 'The Strain' from its ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, though the network showed off an early sizzle reel that teased in iconic moment from del Toro and writer Mike Hogan's novel, the origins of the outbreak on an airplane full of dead passengers. “We’ve gotten deeper into our characters and we’ve invented new situations,” promised Cuse of any adaptation changes. “The books are well represented, but the series is a deeper and richer experience.”
Cuse also confirmed that should FX renew the series, 'The Strain' would likely run between three and five seasons to stay true to its source material, and certainly wouldn't romanticize the vampires on any level, sticking with the biological approach. “These are not sparkly brooding dudes with fangs and romantic problems,” said Cuse. “This is a really original re-imagining of vampire lore...there is sex in the show, but the vampires themselves are not having sex. They are not romantic creatures, believe me.”