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Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Gets Series Order, Will Start Airing July 2014 & More TV Dial News

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 19, 2013 at 6:00PM

It may have taken Guillermo Del Toro five years between "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" and this summer's "Pacific Rim," but the filmmaker isn't wasting a hot second as he heads in 2014. He'll kick off the year shooting "Crimson Peak" and by time the summer arrives he'll be on the small screen too.
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It may have taken Guillermo del Toro five years between "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" and this summer's "Pacific Rim," but the filmmaker isn't wasting a hot second as he heads in 2014. He'll kick off the year shooting "Crimson Peak" and by time the summer arrives, he'll be on the small screen too.

FX has given a 13-episode order to "The Strain," which will debut on the channel in July 2014. The series is an adaptation of the book del Toro co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, telling the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control, who has to put together an assorted batch of folks to help save humanity when a strain of vampirism breaks out. Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Kevin Durand round out the cast for this one, with Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") acting as showrunner. Production gets underway with month with del Toro helming the pilot. [THR]

The U.S. remake of the Brit series “Broadchurch” starring David Tennant—who returns for the redo as well—now has a new name and cast members. Entitled "Gracepoint," Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Jacki Weaver are now aboard the series in which Tennant's detective will get involved in the unsolved case of a young boy's possible suicide—one which leads to nationwide media coverage and a sprawling police investigation. Production on the limited series starts in January. [Variety]

Meanwhile, Frank Grillo will star in DirecTV's "Navy Street." The title is the name of a gym owned by Grillo's "Alvey Henderson, a former fighter who never made it big due to a drug addiction but is now sober." Unsurprisingly, this is being described as "gritty." [Deadline]

Lastly, the remake you didn't know existed of "Flowers In The Attic" now has a teaser trailer. The Lifetime movie stars Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn and tells the tale of four children who are abandoned by the mother and are sent to live with their grandmother, where they endure emotional and physical abuse. Already given the treatment once with a 1987 movie, see how this stacks up below. [Page To Premiere]

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