The Strain, a story told over three novels from an idea by Guillermo del Toro and written by Chuck Hogan. Originally conceived as a television series it was turned down by the networks and changed into a series of novels. Now the novels are being adapted for television!
The official synopsis reads,
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.
As far as I know this is the first trailer to feature footage from the show. I can’t be sure as residing in the UK means I am geo-locked from watching most of the videos including the official FX website!
The Strain airs on the FX channel on Sunday July 13th at 10pm.