The Strain is coming to a screen near you!

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The Strain

Earlier this year we were really thrilled to find out that The Strain, the vampire horror trilogy written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, is being made into a TV series, which we cannot wait to start watching. Del Toro and Hogan are writing the screenplay and Del Toro has been confirmed as the director.

We’ve been getting regular updates on who is going to play who and were thrilled to see the most recent announcement that John Hurt will play one of the main characters, Dr Abraham Setrakian. Hurt is such a wonderful actor, we can’t wait to see his take on the Holocaust survivor / pawn shop owner / vampire slayer. Another exciting recent addition was Sean Astin (Sam in The Hobbit!), who will play Jim Kent, a member of the team fighting the virus.

In case you haven’t read the trilogy (now is definitely the time to start reading!), it starts off with a plane landing at JKF airport. All of the doors are sealed, the lights are off, and no one on board is responding to calls from air control. Once the doors are opened, a team of scientists are brought in to find out what has happened as almost everyone on board is dead from a mysterious virus. Four of the victims are actually still alive, but that’s the only good news. And when corpses start disappearing from morgues around the city, things start to go from bad to worse… it’s gripping stuff!

So far, there isn’t a release date beyond ‘2014’, but filming is due to start later on this year, so watch this space!

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One thought on “The Strain is coming to a screen near you!

  1. Can’t hardly wait for the series’ pilot to come out!! I’m a huge fan of the book trilogy and loved every single page of it as I’m also a huge fan of horror and I can tell you that after having read a lot of horror novels the books in the strain trilogy rank among the best in my list.Talk about coincidence when I was reading the series and came across Abraham Setrakian for the first time I actually visualized him as John Hurt because I felt only he could pack in the composure and skill to portray a character like that of good ol Abe.Sean Astin playing the character of Jim Kent is quite a development and plenty of other developments can be seen on the series’ imdb page.. hopefully the series would live up to the expectations and if it does it would be an experience of biblical proportion.

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