THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks about the series finale – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 4 key art | ©2017 FX

THE STRAIN wraps up its four-season run on FX this Sunday, September 17. Created by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their trilogy of novels, THE STRAIN tells of an infectious strain of vampires, the strigoi, led by an extremely powerful Master, who can jump from body to body. Near the end of Season 3, the Master had taken over the body of billionaire Eldritch Palmer, played by Jonathan Hyde, who had been financing the vampire’s world conquest for his own (now thwarted) reasons. The Master is opposed by a small but dedicated band of humans. Dr Ephraim […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse talks Season 3 – Interview

THE STRAIN - Season 3 poster | © 2016 FX

Carlton Cuse (LOST, BATES MOTEL, COLONY) is an executive producer and show runner on THE STRAIN. The FX Network series, now in its third season on Sunday nights, is based on a trilogy of books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City. Both Del Toro and Hogan are also executive producers on the show, with Del Toro directing some episodes and Hogan writing and serving as show runner alongside Cuse. Season 3 picks up on Day 23 of the emergency, with elite troops trying to eradicate the voracious strigoi, which […]Read On »

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COLONY: Josh Holloway on USA’s aliens conquer Earth series – exclusive interview

Josh Holloway as Will Bowman on the USA series COLONY | © 2016 Jack Zeman/USA Network

In USA Network’s COLONY, Thursdays at 10 PM, Earth has been conquered by a race of extraterrestrials. Evidently, no humans have seen any of the aliens, only their massive ships that float menacingly above what’s left of the cities. Some humans collaborate with the aliens; others organize a secret resistance. Josh Holloway’s character Will Bowman is one of the collaborators. Will and his family live in a section of Los Angeles walled off from the devastation beyond the city’s borders. He resents the aliens, especially as they’ve kidnapped his eldest son, but when an official, Proxy Snyder (played by Peter […]Read On »

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COLONY: Creator Ryan Condal on new sci-fi series – Exclusive Interview

Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman in COLONY - Season 1 | ©2016 USA/Justin Stephens

In USA’s COLONY, premiering Thursday, January 14, the Earth has been colonized by a mysterious presence that hovers over the land in huge spaceships. It seems as though no one has seen the aliens, but quite a few humans are cooperating with them. The choice to collaborate or resist threatens to tear families apart. Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies star as a couple with children who find themselves at odds in a Los Angeles that is separated from the rest of the world. COLONY was created by Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, both of whom also serve as executive […]Read On »

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THE LEFTOVERS: Co-creator Damon Lindelof on the Season 2 reboot – Interview

Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey, Carrie Coon as Nora Durst in THE LEFTOVERS - Season 2 | ©2015 HBO/Van Redin

In Season 1of HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, adapted by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta’s novel, two percent of the world’s population has disappeared overnight. Three years later, Mapleton sheriff Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is trying to keep his small town together, but it’s tough – some people are trying to move forward with their lives, while others find this offensive. A cult called the Guilty Remnant engages in increasingly shocking behaviors to upset those who they think have grown complacent, and when the Remnant goes way too far, the townspeople erupt in violent wrath. Season 2 of THE LEFTOVERS […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Kevin Durand on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Durand as Vasily Fet. in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

It’s a busy period in actor Kevin Durand’s life. On FX Network’s THE STRAIN, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, he plays Vasiliy Fet, a New York City exterminator who switches from rats to vampires during an apocalypse. On History Channel’s VIKINGS, the Ontario-born actor portrays Harbard, aka the Wanderer, who may or may not actually be a Norse god. He also stars in the just-released-on-home video horror film DARK WAS THE NIGHT, where he plays a harried small-town sheriff. Meanwhile, in real life, Durand is a new father. Durand’s previous credits include STARGATE: SG-1, DARK ANGEL, […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Guillermo Del Toro talks Season 2 and HELLBOY III – Interview

Corey Stoll is Ephraim Goodweather in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2015 FX/Robert Sebree

With writer Chuck Hogan, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has created THE STRAIN franchise three times – first as a trilogy of novels, then as graphic novels and now as the series running in its second season Sundays at 10 on FX Network, which has renewed the show for next year. Del Toro and Hogan both serve as executive producers on the chronicle of hive-minded vampires, called the Strigoi taking over New York City (and the world) under the command of a sinister Master. Del Toro, acclaimed for PAN’S LABYRINTH, the HELLBOY films, PACIFIC RIM and more, wrote (with Matthew Robbins) […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN: Carlton Cuse on Season 2 and teases THE STRAIN in space! – Exclusive Interview

THE STRAIN - Sesaon 2 Key Art | ©2015 FX

Carlton Cuse is one of those people who seems like he could use a clone. He’s not only executive producer and show runner on FX’s THE STRAIN, now in its second season and picked up for a third Sundays at 10 PM, but he’s also executive producer on USA’s upcoming science-fiction thriller COLONY and on Season 4 of A&E’s dark drama BATES MOTEL. We caught up with Cuse just after he had addressed the Television Critics Association press tour at a panel held by FX for THE STRAIN, the vampire apocalypse series developed by Cuse’s fellow executive producers Guillermo Del […]Read On »

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Carlton Cuse controls THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Robert Maillet as The Master in THE STRAIN - Season 1 - "The Disappeared" | ©2014 FX/Michael Gibson

In FX’s THE STRAIN, Sundays at 10 PM, a plane lands in New York City with all but four people aboard inexplicably dead. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) from the Centers for Disease Control investigate, they soon find that both the survivors and the deceased all carry a blood-borne contagion that creates fast-moving, fast-breeding vampires. Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who together wrote the trilogy of novels that are dramatized in THE STRAIN, serve as executive producers, with del Toro also directing some episodes and Hogan crafting some of the scripts. Their […]Read On »

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THE STRAIN creator Guillermo del Toro on his new nasty vamp series

Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar in THE STRAIN | © 2014 Michael Gibson/FX

FX’s new series THE STRAIN, Sundays at 10 PM, brings horror back to the vampire mythology. Forget the charmers of TRUE BLOOD, BEING HUMAN, et al, or even Bela Lugosi – these things are hideous, terrifying and breeding like Ebola virus. Worse, they’re in New York City. Center for Disease Control researchers Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) want to combat the plague, but so far aren’t sure how to do so; pawn shop owner Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley), who’s had experience with the creatures before, and city exterminator Vasily Fet (Kevin Durand) may have some ideas. […]Read On »

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