Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Extended Trailer for del Toro's 'The Strain' Gives Us Plot Clues

Courtesy FX
A just-released 30-second trailer for the new Guillermo del Toro series, "The Strain" paints a very ominous picture. It was nice to see FX give us more than a few seconds of tease and damn this series looks to be deliciously creepy. The official synopsis for the series hints at lots of virally-induced grim death and one of our favorites...vampires. The series is based on the 2009 vampire/horror novel written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Two books followed in the trilogy, "The Fall" and "The Night Eternal."

Let us know what you think of this extended look. Tune in for the first of 13 episodes on FX this July 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

Here's the official synopsis from FX:
"The Strain" is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan. It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center 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. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

-Larissa Mrykalo