First teaser for Guillermo del Toro's The Strain

News Simon Brew 3 Dec 2013 - 06:32

FX will look to follow-up the success of The Walking Dead with Guillermo del Toro's The Strain. Here's a teaser for it...

Heading to FX soon is the new TV show that Guillermo del Toro is overseeing, The Strain. It's based on the novel that del Toro co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, and a first teaser for it was shown during the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead over in the US.

Production continues on The Strain - we're not going to see the finished show for a while yet - but the effective teaser has now turned up online. Take a look at this and see what you think...

The Strain will be broadcast by FX in 2014.

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I don't think I've ever read such a disjointed trilogy of books. The books had some great ideas but most were poorly exercised. The first books follow the template laid down in Stephen King's Salem's Lot and Robert R McGammon's They Thirst. The disciples of a master vampire sent in a chain of events for a vampire takeover whilst a motley group of heroes, at first discover the bloodsucking menace and then begin to combat it. So far go good but in Book 2 things start to unravel and there's little or no suspense but by Book 3, its a mess. I read the last part to see how it concluded but it read like a movie script with some descriptive parts rather than a fully fleshed novel. I think Del Toro and Hogan had an idea that there was interest from the TV studios and were just laying down a shooting schedule. Daft as it sounds though I think that it would make a great TV show if the producers are given a decent budget to work with, it did have some decent ideas.

I read them out of sequence 2nd, 1st 3rd (librarys not always fully stocked) and it accidently added alot to the books, there was the knoledge of people who were dead and the ones turned. last part was a bit of a slog but really enjoyed them

Contrary to Pacific Rim (ugh!) this is a Del Toro project I'm really looking forward too. The Story sounds great and from what I've read the characters sound amazing as well. I haven't read the books so I can;t comment on the quality of those but as tv show I think this might work very, bery well.

If you haven't read the McGammon and King books they are well worth hunting down, far better than the shiny lovesick vampires that have been on screens over the last few years!

Cheers will do! Try the Charlie Huston vampire books they are good

I really hope this shaky camera Blair Witch stuff is for this teaser only. It would really crush my hopes for this series.

I know I will spend every episode saying 'Put the F@cking camera down and run!'

Rats? Well, honey badger don't give a sh#t.

I agree - I read the first book and whilst it had some good ideas, it just didn't grip me enough to progress onto the second book but I am hoping the TV show will really improve on the lore (if it gets a good budget). Im really hoping this and Wayward Pines will improve on the books (Pines was good although needed to be longer to flesh out the characters which hopefully a long running TV show will do)

Interesting! Just looked on Amazon at the reviews, I'll give them a go when I've cleared some of my backlog! Thanks for the heads up!

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