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'The Strain': Guillermo del Toro on the creation of his FX series' big bad vampire -- EXCLUSIVE

Getting the flu is a major bummer. But it’s waaay preferable to a contagious virus that turns you into a vampire, the all-too-creepy premise behind FX’s July horror epic The Strain. Based on the book trilogy by director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and author Chuck Hogan, and executive-produced by Lost’s ­Carlton Cuse, the 13-episode series focuses on an epidemiologist (House of Cards’ Corey Stoll) who must battle a parasitic sickness threatening to transform New Yorkers into plasma-loving monsters.

The main carrier of the ­disease? The Master, one of the oldest vampires in existence. The Strain’s brutal behemoth is so complicated to operate that it takes two men (actor Robert Maillet and dancer Roberto Campanella) plus several visual-effects artists to bring him to life on screen. Del Toro shares this exclusive early sketch of the villain and talks about creating the ultimate bloodsucker. READ FULL STORY

FX's 'The Strain' first trailer

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No more teasers. This is the first trailer for FX’s “real vamps” drama series The Strain. The show, co-created by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan and showrun by Carlton Cuse (Lost), tells the story of an apocalyptic outbreak. The 13-episode first season launches in July. Who says the vampire genre is dead? READ FULL STORY

FX and FXX set summer premiere dates for 'The Bridge' return, new Guillermo del Toro drama

FX and its younger sister channel FXX announced several premiere dates for new and returning original series this summer, including the second season of The Bridge and the premiere of The Strain from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. READ FULL STORY

Guillermo Del Toro's FX series 'The Strain' to have world premiere at ATX Television Festival -- EXCLUSIVE

The Austin-based ATX Television Festival (June 5-8), the first festival dedicated to the TV binger in all of us, announced Tuesday it would host the world premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s heavily anticipated FX drama series The Strain. FX Networks has partnered with ATX for closing night programming and will also present the eighth episode of its new critically acclaimed original series Fargo. READ FULL STORY

David Bradley cast in Guillermo del Toro's vampire-thriller series, 'The Strain'

David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter) has been cast in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming drama series, The Strain, FX announced Thursday.

The new series, which will air on FX next summer, is based off the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan.

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'The Simpsons': Guillermo del Toro on creating the epic opening to 'Treehouse of Horror XXIV'

In trying to scare up some laughs for its annual Halloween episode, The Simpsons also got deadly serious: They recruited big-screen writer-director Guillermo Del Toro. Known for crafting surreal worlds of fantasy and horror (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone) as well as action (Pacific Rim), Del Toro turned Springfield into his own wicked playground with a 2-minute-45-second couch gag/ opening-titles extravaganza to kick off Oct. 6’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIV.” It’s a dense, elaborate, clever, creepy, impressive creation — and it requires several viewings to process all of the action. (See for yourself below.) READ FULL STORY

John Hurt joins Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' pilot

John Hurt has joined the cast of The Strain, the upcoming FX pilot based on the vampire novel trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The 73-year-old British actor, who previously worked with del Toro on 2004’s Hellboy, will play holocaust survivor and professor Abraham Setrakian.

“I am incredibly happy to be reunited with John, who is one of the greatest actors in the world and one of my favorite people ever,” del Toro, who is set to direct and co-write the pilot, said in a statement. “Chuck and I always visualized him while writing The Strain novels and he is absolutely perfect for the part!”
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