[TV] Guillermo Del Toro Discusses His New TV Series The Strain Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.30.2013
It's his first time doing TV in twenty years...
Guillermo del Toro recently spoke with STYD about the pilot for his vampire series The Strain for F/X. Check out the highlights:
On doing a TV show: "I haven't done TV in 20 years. I started on TV with Alfonso (Cuaron) - we used to do half hour in two days with one camera. The schedule for [Strain] is the 20th of what I'm used to, so for a 48 year old running [laughs] that's the only part I find daunting."
On the status of the show, which F/X has not ordered to series yet: "They gave us the go ahead to write all of the scripts, which is uncanny. Normally, with a TV series, you're catching up with the screenplays and what we asked is, can we write the whole season? That way, we can plan it because there are expenses in the pilot that you're going to need during the season. They're really going all out with this."
On how far along the scripts are: "I always write, you know this. I write one project in the morning and one at night. Right now, in the mornings - Chuck and I wrote the pilot - but right now I'm re-writing the script for each episode in the morning and I'm caught up to episode 5 out of 11."
On the tone of the show: "The horror of The Strain is the destruction of the families and the destruction of the characters, which is from inside. It's character-driven and we're writing for one of our best young actors, Corey, playing to his strengths. I'm having fun."