Trailer appears for Guillermo del Toro's The Strain series

Trailer Rob Leane 29 May 2014 - 07:13

Here’s a sneak peak at Guillermo del Toro’s new vampire TV show…

The director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim has been attached to lots of geek-friendly TV shows including a long-mooted Hulk adaptation and more recently Justice League Dark.

Here’s one that he’s definitely got off the ground though – The Strain. Centring on vampires in the modern world, this intriguing new show arrives on US screens on July 13, with no UK broadcaster yet announced.

The show stars House Of Cards’ Corey Stoll as the central doctor and geek-favourite David Bradley as a worried professor who appears to have previous form with bloodsuckers.

More on UK broadcasting as we hear it.

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Looking good. Read all these books last year, they're epic in scale and completely horrifying. Looks like a great cast too, can't wait

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Yeah really liked the books and I hope the show gives them scope to expand even further on the story. Especially on Zacks thoughts and motivations later on. Not that it wasn't covered adequately but it is such an interesting dynamic.
Also, Fet. Just all Fet, all day.

I hope the TV series are better than the books. The Strain was OK but the second two were poorly written. They felt more like outlines for a TV series than a plot. Very little description, characters doing daft things and any sense of dread and excitement was gone. Salem's Lot and They Thirst are far better reads on every level.

I'd partially agree - the third book was terrible. But I found the first two rather thrilling. How they will come up with a decent ending given how bad the third book was will be...interesting.

Agree with you, and would go so far as to say I thought the 1st book was running out of steam towards the end. Also, I'm not entirely sure that Del Toro had a lot of input into the books, but rather added his name after a few tweaks??? A lot of what the characters do in the books is completely irrational, so hopefully the script writers have come up with something much, much better.

I thought I read somewhere that the two of them wrote alternate chapters each, but that may have just been some nifty PR. I agree - the first book started out excellent. I gave up on Book 3 halfway through...

WOOHOOO!!! Looks exactly like I hoped it would. Hype level through the roof here now.

So this isn't a documentary about constipation?

I read the first book but never got round to the others - quite glad now! Looking forward to this!

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