FX announced yesterday that it has renewed The Strain, its Carlton Cuse vampire drama based on the books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. From del Toro’s statement, as quoted at Give Me My Remote: “Another season to spread the virus! Working with Carlton, Chuck and FX has been immensely rewarding and we have such sights to unveil in the upcoming episodes—the blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species.” The show will return next summer.
Want to learn more about The Strain? Check out this featurette from FX in which EPs Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse and stars Corey Stoll, Sean Astin, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, and Kevin Durand shed some light on their fictional world and this version of vampires. The show premieres on July 13th.
Here are two new cryptic, creepy promos for FX’s upcoming drama The Strain. Thoughts? We don’t have a date for the show yet, just “summer.” I’ll keep you updated.
FX continues to release cryptic but creepy promos for summer show The Strain. As you might guess, this one shows body bags . . . that start moving. So.
Well, here’s an extremely cryptic and yet somehow creepy teaser video for FX’s upcoming vampire show The Strain, based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. We don’t have an exact premiere date for the show yet, but it should be sometime this summer.
FremantleMedia has acquired Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and is working on turning it into a drama series.
Universal TV is adapting Stephen King’s short story “Ayana.”
FX is working on a limited series based on John Scalzi’s Redshirts.
Seth Rogen is adapting the comic Preacher for AMC.
Syfy is working on an adaptation of DC Comics’s DMZ.
FX has released another cryptic teaser for their new Guillermo del Toro vampire drama, The Strain. It will premiere in the summer, but we don’t have an exact date yet.
During his TCA press tour presentation yesterday, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf confirmed the rumors that season six would be the last season of drama Justified.
“It was [showrunner] Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant’s decision,” he said. “I would have liked to have had more Justified. It’s one of my favorite shows.”
Justified, based on the work of Elmore Leonard, is currently airing season five, so I assume this means the final season will air in early 2015. Thoughts? While I’ll be sad to see such a good show go, I am a big fan of letting shows end on their own terms and in a good place, creatively, so I can’t really complain.
Let’s catch up on some books recently optioned or put into development for TV . . .
- AMC: Knifeman, based on Wendy Moore’s biography The Knife Man
- CBS: Randy Wayne White’s series Doc Ford
- Fox: Dwyane Wade’s autobiography A Father First
- FX: Ron Hansen’s Old West novel Desperadoes; The Code, an Underground Railroad event series from Kelsey Grammer based on James McBride’s Song Yet Sung
- HBO: Julie Holland’s Moody Bitches, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Diablo Cody; comedy Mr. Romance based on a Joshuah Bearman (Argo) article
- History Channel: Historical miniseries Jamestown based on Benjamin Woolley’s Savage Kingdom
- IDW Entertainment: Michael Chiklis’s comic Pantheon
- NBC: Eliot Ness miniseries Nemesis based on the book by William Bernhardt
- Ringleader Studios: Colin Wilson’s The Space Vampires, to (probably) be called Lifeforce
- ShineBox SMC: Philipp Meyer’s Texas oil epic The Son
FX premiered this viral-style video teaser during the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. They’re being coy, but it’s basically our first promo for upcoming vampire series The Strain: