Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain Series Projected to Showcase a Different Take on Vampires
By Alyssa Ashley Lucas | July 14, 2014 3:24 PM EST
The goriest vampires are set to conquer television screens with the new FX series "The Strain," based on the best-selling Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire trilogy, directed and executive produced by del Toro, himself, alongside one of "Lost" creators Carlton Cuse.
The new vampire series "The Strain" is projected to turn away from what is already out there: "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Dracula." According to New York Daily News, Guillermo is expected to depict vampires as "unsatable parasites that consume their prey on such a horrifying scale that nothing like them [have] been seen before on TV."
Executive producer Carlton Cuse revealed to the publication that the new FX vampire series is going to showcase "a different take on vampires."
"The show starts out in the place where it's as much epidemiology as it is about vampires," Carlton Cuse explained to the publication. "It's not a show where we launch headlong into the mythology of vampires. Instead we launch headlong into a group of epidemiologists trying to stop the spread of a disease that they quickly learn turns humans into parasitic creatures."
As a plane landed on John F. Kennedy International Airport or commonly called as JFK airport, loaded with what appears to be a delivery of dead passengers, del Toro's "The Strain" has started from creepy to gory in what can be considered to be its mind-boggling 90-minute pilot episode.
Receiving 79 percent fresh tomatoes on rotten tomatoes tomatometer with 4.5 average rating from the audience, the first season of "The Strain" is expected to set fire to a "vampiric virus" outbreak in New York City where the series is set and to all vampire lovers who are excited to see del Toro's masterpiece.
Del Toro and Hogan's "The Strain" has generally received positive reviews. Xan Brooks of The Guardian wrote in his 2009 book review that "Del Toro's vampire saga is diverting and never less than expertly crafted."
Meanwhile, Collider wrote in a supporting statement that the first book in "The Strain" trilogy is a "tremendous, thrilling read."
FX's "The Strain" TV series, starring Corey Stroll (Dr. Ephraim Goodweather) with David Bradley (Professor Abraham Setrakian), Kevin Durand (Vasiliy Fet), Mia Maestro (Dr Nora Martinez) and more, made its premiere on FX network on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
A press release on Foxtel announced that "The Strain" is set to hit Australian TV screens on July 30, 2014 only on FOX8 channel.
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