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Star World Premiere HD bring to you the Exclusive India Premiere of The Strain on the 19th of July 2014, Saturday 9 pm

30 June 2014

Renowned Writer, Producer, Director And Novelist Guillermo del Toro Reveals His Five-Season Plan For the Upcoming Vampire Horror Television Series "The Strain"

30th June, 2014, Mumbai:  The multifaceted Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos), having built his career on bringing fantasy and horror to reel life, reveals his five-season plan for the upcoming vampire horror television series "The Strain". Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the series is based on the novel trilogy of the same name by the latter. A first of its kind for Star World PremiereHD, the upcoming high-concept vampire horror television series is a chilling and compelling story that will upend everything you thought you knew about vampires. The Strain, is all set for its exclusive India premiere on the 19th of July 2014, Saturday at 9 pm only on Star World PremiereHD.

Speaking ahead of his five-season plan for the show, Guillermo Del Toro talks about how the project almost didn’t make it to television and has now grown to become one of the year’s most anticipated new series. The long and winding route to the screen surprisingly took five years. Director, Del Toro set out to create a bold, new vampire series for television and never caught a break for the airing of the show. House Of Cards star, Corey Stoll has been tapped as the lead of the high-profile drama.

I supervise every single shot in the show,” said del Toro, who co-wrote and directed the pilot episode. “I do the final color correction on every episode, I go to Saturday unit when they’re shooting the monsters when I can and assist the guys shooting… I fiddle with the scripts, I… want to be part of the whole thing.”

A treat for the fans of this Vampire based Novel Trilogy - Star World Premiere HD brings to you the Exclusive India Television Premier of The Strain on the 19th of July 2014, Saturday, 9 pm.

About: Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish pronunciation is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and Pacific Rim (2013).

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