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FX Orders 13 Episodes of Guillermo del Toro’s Vampire TV Series

Director Guillermo Del Toro attends 'Romeo And Juliet' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 11, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

Over a year ago, we learned that Guillermo del Toro was working with Carlton Cuse on a pilot for FX based on The Strain, a trilogy of books del Toro co-wrote. FX announced today that they’ve ordered a thirteen-episode first season of the show that focuses on the outbreak of a vampire virus. Corey Stoll will star as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the man tasked with investigating the virus and saving the day. Hopefully, he also owns a fighting robot. And then, the season finale is a giant battle royale between a robot, a vampire, a monster, and anything else lying  on an 8-year-old’s bedroom floor.

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