This is welcome horror news. Variety announced FX has ordered a 13 episode run of The Strain. The series is based on del Toro’s Dark Horse Comic title of the same name.
“The Strain” is billed as a high concept thriller that “tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, 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.”
Expect this to air in 2015. Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, and Corey Stoll are all part of the cast.