Deadline reports that Guillermo del Toro is working on a TV series based on his vampire book trilogy known as The Strain. He’s producing the project with Lost show runner Carlton Cuse, who’s also working on the new Psycho TV series Bates Motel. FX has already ordered a pilot episode.
The Strain tells the story of mankind’s battle against deadly, parasitic vampires, and combines plenty of horror with good old fashioned drama. Del Toro hopes that’s there’s enough content in the novels for at least three seasons, and there are subplots that didn’t make their way into the books that might find their way into the show.
The news comes just days after word surfaced that Guillermo del Toro is producing a dark new TV series for HBO based on the book The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. This wouldn’t be his first time juggling multiple projects. He’s currently directing the monster movie Pacific Rim, and serving as producer on the new horror movie Mama. As if he weren’t busy enough, he’s also rumoured to be developing a new Incredible Hulk TV series for ABC.