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Guillermo del Toro adapting his book trilogy The Strand into a TV series

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Guillermo del Toro is adapting his own literary trilogy “The Strand” into a TV series, according to Deadline.

The “Hellboy” director will co-write the pilot for the FX series with Chuck Hogan, who also co-wrote the books. Carlton Cuse, the showrunner of contemporary success story “Lost”, will help develop the show.

Del Toro tells Deadline he sees “The Strand” running only a few years.

[He] believes the books have enough juice to fill three to five seasons of series, and that he would like to helm as many episodes as his feature schedule allows. Del Toro, Cuse and Hogan exec produce with del Toro’s long-time manager/producing partner Gary Ungar.

In the opening book of the series, the 2009 The Strain, a Boeing 777 lands at JFK with no communication or signs of life. Eph Goodweather, who investigates biological threats for the CDC, is called in and discovers all the passengers dead, and signs that a strange being had been aboard the vessel. Soon, he teams with ex-professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and they assemble a ragtag group that represents mankind’s only hope when a swarm of vampires quickly turn civilization into a buffet spread. Fittingly for male-driven FX, unlike the traditional, romanticized portrayals of vampires as tuxedo-clad studs, The Strain‘s bloodsuckers have no seductive powers — they are parasites, husks of their former human form with stingers that drain blood for nourishment, while spreading capillary worms that convert victims into more vampires under the control of The Master.

Sounds like fun!

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About Sophie Best

Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

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