The Strain

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It looks like the vampire apocalypse is soon to be resolved. You’ve probably been enjoying season three of The Strain, the FX drama about a group of humans trying to stop the spread of a virus that transforms people into blood-sucking fiends starring Corey Stoll and David Bradley. The show’s been getting positive notices in its third season, but the episode order was cut from its usual 13 to 10, and if that made you wonder how much longer The Strain might be around, you’re right to think that this shorter season portended doom. FX and The Strain producers have now confirmed that the fourth season will be the last. (more…)

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We learned nearly a year ago that FX Networks had renewed The Strain” for a third season. Based off Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain Trilogy, the vampire outbreak series has a strong following. It was a bit surprising when it was announced that season three would only consist of 10 episodes, three shorter than each of the past two seasons (13 apiece). It will be great seeing Dr. Goodweather (good ol’ Eph) and his allies enter the 24th day since the outbreak. To whet our appetite so we can endure the next two months until its debut, FX has released the official trailer for season three.

The transformation has begun.

It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable…before they become monsters themselves.

The Strain stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.

Season 3 premieres Sunday, August 28th at 10pm.

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It’s just over a month now till the beginning of San Diego Comic Con. It’s Nerd Christmas! Or Nerd Hanukkah! Or Nerd Eid! Whatever your religious persuasion, it’s that time of year when the nerdy amongst us get a lot of presents in the form of previews, teases, and panels for all our favorite things across comics, TV, movies, and video games. As we inch ever closer, many media companies are releasing what they have planned for this year’s Comic Con, and today’s news is courtesy of DC Entertainment, and the cable channels FX and Starz. So if you want to get all the latest on Supergirl, or the second season of The Strain, or the upcoming adventures of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, mark your calenders with the info provided below. (more…)

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Guillermo del Toro always has so many projects on the go at the same time that sometimes it’s darn hard to keep up with all of them. The guy is a prolific writer with a wild imagination that must be in constant overdrive; there is no doubt about it. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that some of these projects fade away into the background. However, if you are an avid fan of del Toro, you will know that he never gives up on a project entirely, no matter how long it has remained dormant. And, this has been the case with his pet project A Killing On Carnival Row, which he has been sitting on for almost a decade now, and it looks like the long-gestating film has found new lease of life as a TV show. (more…)

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The Ant-Man trailer was classified last week, which means there’s a good chance we are going to see it premiere soon – word on the street is Marvel Studios are going to debut it during the premiere of Agent Carter, which starts on January 6. So what do we expect to see? Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is a good call, possibly some Michael Douglas action as Lang’s predecessor and mentor Hank Pym, maybe Pym’s daughter played by Evangeline Lilly and perhaps even Corey Stoll as Yellow Jacket? Giving that Yellow Jacket is the main villain and he’s going to change progressively throughout the movie, it would make more sense if we see less of Stoll’s villain before the release of the film. However, going by the new banner, that might not be the case. (more…)

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Guillermo del Toro‘s a busy man these days; his new series The Strain has been enjoying a lot of positive feedback on FX, and he’s currently filmming his next big screen effort Crimson Peak. But because fans have long memories, we also want any and all details on stuff that might be developing, no matter how early, about upcoming work, like the sequel to del Toro’s 2013 hit Pacific Rim. Pacific Rim 2 was a surprise announcement last month, because a lot of the discussion about it till then was geared more towards the speculative. But now it’s full steam ahead, and while talking about his current projects, del Toro let slip a bit of detail about what might be coming, and where it might take place, in Pac Rim 2. (more…)

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Guillermo del Toro took to Reddit two days ago for a little question and answer session with fans of all his crazy works. This outing included another round of “When is Hellboy 3 coming out?” For del Toro to have revealed plot details (below), let’s just say things aren’t looking too hopeful. What’s standing in the way of this film’s future? Read on through to find out. (more…)

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Obviously when you release the schedule for the first half of a con, you’re going to release the schedule for the second half sooner rather than later. To wit, San Diego Comic Con has now fully disclosed the goings on of their 2014 edition, and the weekend line-up promises the bulk of the con’s big movie panels and some of the TV shows it didn’t have time to get to one Friday. So what’s in store? Read on to find out. (more…)

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For several months FX has been offering unsettling little teases about their new series The Strain. Adapted from the first novel in a series written by collaborators Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it was originally planned as a story for television. When Del Toro couldn’t find buyers, he took the literary route, eventually leading us to what might just be the future in TV horror. (more…)

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Just as Superhero movies have taken over the big screen, now our nerdy favorites are making a huge dent in the world of television. What’s even better news? Most of these new shows look great! No more horribly stiff and embarrassing shows. Yeah, I’m looking at you The Cape. Wondering what television shows will be attending SDCC 2014? We’ve got the entire list here! (more…)