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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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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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'House of Cards' star Corey Stoll lands lead in Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' pilot

Corey Stoll, who’s getting Emmy buzz for his role on Netflix’s critically lauded House of Cards, will star in the FX drama pilot The Strain, based on the vampire novel trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

He’ll play Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City, a team that investigates a viral outbreak that traces back to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. Del Toro and Hogan will co-write the pilot, which del Toro will direct. Lost‘s Carlton Cuse is onboard as an executive producer and would serve as showrunner if the show goes to series.

Read more:
Five things we can’t wait to see in Guillermo del Toro’s TV adaptation of ‘The Strain’
Book review: ‘The Strain’

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