Some good news for Guillermo del Toro, whose latest film, Pacific Rim, is being converted to 3D without his consent—the filmmaker’s trilogy of vampire novels (written with Chuck Hogan), is now being converted into a TV series.

The show will be called The Strain, and is based upon three novels: The Strain, The Fall, and The Night Eternal.  The story concerns “a long-brewing war between the living and the infectious undead, with a particular focus on vampire biology and physiology.”  But also, hey—vampires!  Everyone loves vampires now, right?  At least that’s what the folks at FX are hoping, as the network has just picked up the series.

The FX network has placed an official order for a pilot that will be co-written, directed, and produced by del Toro.  Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse has been tapped to oversee the series.

Del Toro is no stranger to vampirism—his first film, 1993’s Cronos, was a surprisingly stylish and sharp take on the vampire genre.  And it’s definitely worth a viewing or two.

No word yet on when The Strain is set to air, or who will star in the series; however, it’s a safe bet the vampires will not be covered in sparkly glitter, nor seduced by gap-mouthed and monosyllabic teenagers.  So there’s that.

What do you think of The Strain news?

Source: The AV Club