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'The Strain' Renewed For Season 2, Guillermo del Toro Working On 'Silent Hill' Video Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2014 1:56 PM
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Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro
Even with "Pacific Rim 2" and "Crimson Peak" on the way, Guillermo del Toro is barreling ahead. As busy as he is with movies, the filmmaker has always been involved in other mediums, and this week brought updates on two non-film projects.

Guillermo Del Toro To Direct "Strange" Black & White Film Before 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 4:25 PM
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Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro
There was a moment there when Guillermo del Toro couldn't seem to get anything made. A few years back at MGM, he was trying to get "The Hobbit" moving, eventually bailing on the project, leaving it for Peter Jackson to take over and turn into a trilogy. And then there was "At The Mountains Of Madness" which Universal scuttled over its R-rating, leaving del Toro to recently announce he'd compromise and go PG-13. But at the moment, he's on a tear. His TV series "The Strain" arrives this summer, "Crimson Peak" will drop in 2015 and "Pacific Rim 2" is slated for 2017 (with the franchise also spawning an animated show). And del Toro is eager to keep up the pace.

Summer TV Preview: 16 Upcoming Shows That May Fill The 'Game Of Thrones' Gap

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 16, 2014 2:34 PM
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Summer TV Preview: 2014
Did you know that in the 70 days since April 6th, the world’s population has increased by about 15,690,000 people, which is roughly equivalent to the current combined populations of Pennsylvania and Iowa? Of course not! That’s just one of the fascinating things that has been happening on our planet while we were all too busy anticipating, watching, critiquing and dissecting Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” to notice (find all our ‘Thrones’ coverage here). But with what is probably the show’s most controversial season coming to its end last night (finale recap), paradoxically—or maybe not, following the “no such thing as bad publicity” paradigm—on a probable viewership high, our Sunday evenings for the next few months are suddenly free: a gaping maw of endless exciting possibilities. Why not schedule an extra SoulCycle class, polish up that rusty Spanish or study world population expansion?

Finally: Full Length Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Gets Into The Bloodstream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 6:01 PM
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The Strain
There's teasing....and then there's teasing to the point where we begin to lose interest, and that's frankly where we've been at with Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain." FX launched a lengthy and often tedious viral campaign for the film showing little in the way of actual footage, but that has all changed as today we know have a proper trailer, and guess what? We're excited about this again.

"They're All Dead": Watch The First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 12:23 PM
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The Strain
If "The Strain" can be commended for anything this summer, it will be for giving us the always excellent Corey Stoll on a weekly basis. Outside of that, it remains to be seen if Guillermo del Toro's series can not only live up to its promise, but carve out a space for itself in a television landscape overflowing with supernatural stories.

The 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2014 3:08 PM
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20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014
Somehow, we're still getting think pieces on whether or not the movies are superior from TV, presumably from writers who haven't yet worked out that you're allowed to watch both. Ultimately, the movies can scratch itches that TV can't, and vice versa, and the two mediums can quite happily co-exist, even as the lines between them blur a little.

First Look: Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain' Fights A Virus

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 9:02 AM
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The Strain
While there will be no shortage of blockbusters this summer to entice you at the multiplex, but, as always, television will be offering some reasons to stay home instead. And though Guillermo del Toro is know for bringing it on the big screen, the prospect of him being able to tell a meaty, thrilling story across the length of a TV series has lots of potential, and that's one of the reasons we'll be tuning into "The Strain."

Watch: Creepy First Teaser For Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 9:37 AM
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With a fresh series order, and production now underway, FX isn't wasting a moment in getting the buzz building for Guillermo Del Toro's "The Strain." And while it doesn't feature any cast members, this first teaser for the show is still pretty damn creepy.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 6:00 PM
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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.

End Of The Golden Age? 12 Shows Hoping To Be The Next 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 1, 2013 1:31 PM
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12 Show Hoping To Be The Next 'Breaking Bad'
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. The one who knocks knocks no more. We won't give away what went down in Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad," partly because we don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't yet seen it and partly because we wrote this before it aired, but we know that we're not spoiling anything to say that there's no more of Vince Gilligan's praised-to-the-skies cult hit coming down the pipeline. The show's two-part fifth season has long been planned to be the last, and Walter White's story is well and truly all wrapped up.

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