FX has released a new promo for Guillermo del Toro's vampire TV series, The Strain. The footage shows an eerie eclipse over New York and a citywide black out, and ends with the tag line, "He is Here."
The series is based on the book series that Del Toro worked on with Chuck Hogan, and it should make for an awesome series. It's a bioterror thriller that tells the story of an outbreak in the U.S. of a virus that either kills those who are exposed to it or turns them into vampires.
The tale is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Del Toro is directing the pilot episode for the series which will premiere next July.