The great director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) co-wrote a vampire novel with Chuck Hogan, it’s THE STRAIN trilogy
THE STRAIN adaptation is being developed for the small screen on FX. Hogan and Del Toro will work on the pilot which will be directed and exec-produced by GDT and Carlton Cuse will be the showrunner and exec-producer.
Corey Stroll will play the lead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, in the pilot. Mia Maestro will play the female lead, a brilliant biochemist named Dr. Nora Martinez, who works with Ephraim and goes into affair with him, Martinez cares more about people than the diseases that threaten them, but she eventually embraces a new identity as a ruthless warrior.
And FX has also announced that the great John Hurt will play a holocaust survivor, Professor Abraham Setrakian, who immigrated to the United States after World War II and now runs a pawn shop in Spanish Harlem and he may be the only one with the answers during this outbreak..
Below is the book‘s official synopsis..
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.