19 November 2013 12:20 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Another vampire drama is coming to TV. Yet this one is looking to put a new twist on the genre.

FX has given a 13-episode order to The Strain, which combines the talents of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim), author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse (Lost). It’s based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan, with del Toro directing the show’s pilot. “Guillermo’s epic, cinematic pilot for The Strain starts a chilling and compelling story that will upend everything you thought you knew about vampires, »

- James Hibberd

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