Here’s a TV project I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!! The FX network is developing the novel, THE STRAIN, written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, into a series for their network. The novel is a trilogy and if this is successful and done well I think the potential is there to blow THE WALKING DEAD off the airwaves. Now according to deadline.com, BREAKING DAWN’S Mia Maestro is set to star opposite Corey Stoll in the project. THE STRAIN which formally had a pilot order, is now being eyed for a 13-episode series pickup.
The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centers for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. Actress-singer Maestro, repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts, plays Dr. Nora Martinez, who works so closely with Ephraim, they finish each other’s sentences and stumble into an affair. A brilliant biochemist, Martinez cares more about people than the diseases that threaten them, but she will soon be forced to embrace a new identity as a ruthless warrior. Del Toro will direct the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, who also co-authored the books with del Toro.
Goddamn this sounds awesome!! A huge thanks to my buddy Bill Walsh who originally turned me on to the original novel. It’s some fantastic reading if you haven’t checked it out yet!!
More on this one as the info rolls in.