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TNTM: The Strain season 4 will be the last

The Strain paints vampires in a new light

Funny story.  Guillermo del Toro originally pitched The Strain to TV networks but none of them wanted it.  He did not give up on his story and brought it to comic books.  The comic books were well received.  Then TV networks started approaching Guillermo about adapting The Strain comics into a TV series.  It makes you wonder.

Vampires in The Strain are not pretty.  They do not shine or sparkle in the sunlight.  There is nothing romantic at all about The Strain vampires.  Guillermo treats vampirism as an infection.  This infection causes drastic changes to the body and mind.  Most vampires are mindless parasites under the control of one of the few ancients.  One of these ancients, The Master, is no longer in hiding and has plans to take over the world.  Of course, everyone knows when you take over the world you have to start in New York City.

A group of rag-tag survivors along with a hybrid human/vampire have spent the last couple of seasons doing their best to stop The Master from taking the Big Apple.  So far the vampire infection has been isolated to the city.

FX has set an end date for The Strain

Currently in the middle of its third season, FX said the series has been renewed for a fourth and final season that will air next summer (2017).

The series is based on the book trilogy of the same name from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The series was originally going to run for three seasons, one for each book.  Show-runner Carlton Cuse said they realized they needed one more season to fully tell the story.

“It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first,” said Cuse in a statement. “Our original plan was for the series to last three years. Once we began telling that story it expanded to be more. After finishing the writing on season three Guillermo, Chuck, and I looked at our remaining story and felt the best version could be told in one more season. We have a fantastic plan for an exciting and climatic season four. We are deeply grateful to FX for supporting our vision and for allowing us to end the show on our own timetable.”

In a joint statement, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, added. “Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”

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Talk Nerdy to Me: The Strain: Origin of Mr. Quinlan

The Strain is a slightly different take on vampires than what we’ve seen lately.  These vampires aren’t pretty and they don’t sparkle in the light.  These vampires are ugly, vile, killing machines that operate on a hive mind type connection to their Master.

The Strain is a horror/thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather.  Ephraim is the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak. The outbreak has hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.

As the strain spreads, Ephraim, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

The Strain is a very popular TV show.  A lot of folks don’t know it started out as a comic book.  Like most TV shows based of comics or books, they deviate a bit from the storyline to keep the book readers from ruining it for the TV show watchers.  The main characters and plots from the books remain the same.  You can pick up any of The Strain comics and find out a lot of backstory on the characters that didn’t make it to the show just yet.  One of the more interesting characters will be getting an origin story in the comics September, 2016.  Dark Horse Comics will be giving us the history of Mr. Quinlan, the Vampire Hunter.

The Origin of Mr. Quinlan!

This fall Dark Horse Comics invites you to go back to the beginnings of a popular character with The Strain: Mister Quinlan—Vampire Hunter!  Renowned comics creator David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Silverfish) and artist Edgar Salazar (Smallville: Alien, Deathstroke) join forces to tell a brand-new tale about the origins of a fan-favorite character: Mr. Quinlan.

A vampiric abomination seeks to destroy the monster that sired him. Born as a mistake of a powerful vampire known as the Master and raised in the brutal gladiatorial arenas of ancient Rome, Mr. Quinlan must survive long enough to carry out his mission when his target begins hunting him.

For five years acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan have published their New York Times best-selling series of novels, the Strain Trilogy, with Dark Horse Comics producing six volumes of graphic novel adaptations. The Strain has also seen a very successful television series on FX now entering its third season premiering in August.

With a stunning cover by Juan Ferreyra and a 30th anniversary variant cover by Paolo Rivera, The Strain: Mister Quinlan—Vampire Hunter is a series fans won’t want to miss!
The Strain: Mister Quinlan—Vampire Hunter #1 (of 5) is in stores September 14.

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