Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan's 'The Strain' TV Adaptation in the Works

Marti Noxon (left) and Dawn Parouse Olmstead (right)

Grady Twins Prods. are teaming with director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) and novelist Chuck Hogan on a TV adaptation of their co-authored horror trilogy, The Strain.

The Strain book trilogy is a bioterror thriller with fangs, telling the story of an outbreak in the U.S. of a virus that either kills those who are exposed to it or turns them into vampires. The first of the series came out in June. The plan is to shop the TV project, envisioned as an event series unfolding over three seasons, early next year after the second book is released.

Grady Twins, the production company formed earlier this year by TV vets Marti Noxon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Dawn Parouse Olmstead ("Prison Break"), is named for the murdered twin girls who haunt the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's book and Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining.

As evidenced by Grady Twins' initial batch of projects, Noxon and Parouse Olmstead aim to cast a wide net as producers. And they're committed to live by the maxim that "we don't want to be doing anything that we don't have a passion for," Noxon said.

Here's a look at the Dog Shed scene from The Strain...

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Realtor4 said...

Who is gonna play the parts.. people in the trailer I dont think fit too well.. especially Setrakian..

Laura said...

Dude, you're nuts! That's Roy Dotrice! He's an amazing actor and would be perfection as Setrakian!! I so hope that he's in the series!