FX Takes Bite Out Of Vampire-Based ‘The Strain’

Network Sets 13-Epsisode Order For Series Guillermo del Toro Novel

FX has placed a 13-episode order for vampire-themed series The Strain, the network announced Tuesday.

The series, based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same name written by Academy Award-nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan, follows the mysterious viral outbreak of an evil strain of vampirism. Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will serve as executive producer/showrunner and writer, said network officials.

“We could not be more excited to be moving forward with Guillermo, Carlton and Chuck on The Strain,” said Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement. “This is an epic story with stunning visuals and remarkable acting. The Strain totally reimagines and reinvents the genre.”