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Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' Gets Series Order From FX


By Tim Kenneally

FX is catching Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain."

The network has given a 13-episode order to the drama from the "Pacific Rim" director, based on del Toro's series of novels "The Strain," "The Fall" and "The Night Eternal."

The project centers on the efforts of Centers for Disease Control employee Dr.  Ephraim Goodweather ("House of Cards" star Corey Stoll) to save New York City from a vampiric virus that's contaminating the city, after a Boeing 777 makes a mysterious arrival at JFK.

Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who co-wrote the books,  co-wrote the pilot, with del Toro directing the pilot.

Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Nash Bridges") is executive producing and overseeing the project with del Toro, and will serve as writer and showrunner.

The cast also includes "Breaking Bad" actress Mia Maestro and Sean Astin.

More to come…

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