I believe we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that what people have been looking forward to the most from FXís upcoming horror series The Strain is seeing what the show would do with Corey Stollís hair. And boy are we not disappointed, as our first look at the series includes a great shot of Stoll with some of the most Michael Douglassy type hairdos this side of Fatal Attraction. I suppose itís more important that weíre even getting a first look at the show, but hair is everything on FX.
Those with a fear of cleanliness and those metropolitan playthings some call rats may want to steer clear of the horrors that find themselves unfurled in Guillermo del Toroís latest, a TV series for FX called The Strain. Because the scariest sight to see in the promo is just that: rats. Hide your garbage, folks. Before the vampire-ridden rodents come for you (and whateverís leftover in that tub of hummus you just threw away) and they wonít stop until youíre sucking every last drop of AB- from a strangerís neck.
Following word that FX is moving forward with the small screen adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hoganís The Strain series comes news that Game of Thronesí David Bradley has joined the cast, playing the key role of Professor Abraham Setrakian in the vampire-virus outbreak series. This role was previously played by John Hurt, whoís being recast by the producers.
It was last fall when we learned that Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hoganís The Strain was being developed for a potential TV series at FX. This week comes word that the cable channel is moving forward with the vampire-virus drama, with a goal to get the series on the air next summer.
Some of us will always associate her best with Leslie Hope 24 character, Teri Bauer. But playing the crucial role of Jack Bauer's wife in the suspenseful drama's first season is just one of Hope's numerous notable roles. And it looks like she could be adding another to her resume, assuming things go well for The Strain, the FX pilot that Guillermo del Toro is directing.
As Guillermo del Toroís Pacific Rim prepares to crash theaters this weekend, casting continues on the writer-directorís small screen adaptation of The Strain. Based on Chuck Hogan and del Toroís horror novel of the same name, FX just added Sean Astin to the pilotís increasingly solid ensemble. The Strainís showrunner Carlton Cuse took to twitter to make the Ďthrilling,í albeit concise, announcement.
The TV realm is already pretty well populated with vampires, but FX decided a few months back that the network has room for the deadly, parasitic kind, especially if famed producer and director Guillermo del Toro is involved. Casting got underway this spring, and now Academy Award nominee and Merlin actor John Hurt has been added to The Strainís cast.
It looks as though Carlton Cuse has tapped into the Abrams-verse for the female lead of the pilot he and Guillermo del Toro are developing for FX. Argentinean beauty Mia Maestro, who played a key role in the later seasons of J.J. Abrams' spy drama Alias has been cast in The Strain, a drama that centers on a vampire-like infection that's spreading throughout New York City.
FX's drama project The Strain has found its lead. The project, which comes from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Lost's Carlton Cuse will star Corey Stoll, whose most recent gig was playing the role of Peter Russo in Netflix's House of Cards. In The Strain, Stoll will play a doctor tasked with saving humanity against a viral outbreak that may lead to vampirism.
Guillermo del Toroís The Strain vampire project is finally seeing the light of day. The famed director initially ran the The Strain by the networks a few years ago, but had trouble selling the project, which follows a team of humans who work to get rid of parasitic vampires. When The Strain failed to catch on, del Toro teamed up with writer Chuck Hogan and wrote a series of books based on the TV concept. The popularity of the books was enough to gain traction, and now FX is giving the project a shot.