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FX Renews The Strain; Home Video Release Date Set For Season One!

THE STRAIN "It's Not For Everyone" -- Episode 4 (Airs Sunday, August 3, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (L-R) Sean Astin as Jim Kent, Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez, Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather -- CR: Michael Gibson/FX

FX’s hit horror series The Strain has been picked up for a second season. The critically acclaimed series (Eclipse gave it an A+) takes the idea of horrific, not sparkly and tormented, vampires and amps it up to creepy new heights by emphasizing its implacable, disease-like elements. The news of the show’s renewal comes with seven episodes yet to air in its debut season.

Season One of The Strain will be released on DVD And Blu-Ray on December 2nd. For further details, follow the jump.

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Do You Have The Strain?


Worried that you might have been infected by The Strain? It does seem to be spreading rather quickly…

The Strain Transformation App is a free download – available through the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can see how The Strain would transform – from diagnosis through to full on vampire. The app also allow the infected to share photos of the process and post warnings t friends’ Facebook pages – and gives the infected access to exclusive video as well as The Strain social media.

Further details lurk beyond the jump.

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Demian Bichir Talks Change on FX’s The Bridge!

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

The second season of The Bridge (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) has, if you can believe it, gotten even darker than season one. Virtually every relationship on the show is markedly different than last season.

Demian Bichir took a few moments from his day off to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the new season and some of the changes we’re seeing.

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The Strain Shines Darkly – Not Sparkly!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Cory Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather. CR. Michael Gibson/FX.

The Strain (FX, Sundays, 10/9C) brings the idea of vampires as evil predatory creatures who do not charm and most definitely do not sparkle. Adapted from the novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan – both Executive Producers on the series, and writers of the premiere; Del Toro directed – this is a series to be watched with a nightlight on and the hope that it won’t inspire nightmares.

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The Strain: Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse Want To Creep You Out!

Del Toro & Cuse

FX’s The Strain (Sundays, 10/9C) approaches vamipirism as a disease – a disease with an intelligence, with nothing remotely sympathetic about it. Premiering this weekend, The Strain will shock you, scare and probably prompt you to laugh nervously as often as you scream (or hold back screams – your choice…).

Eclipse had the opportunity to be a part of a conference call Q&A with Co-creator/Executive Producer Guillermo Del Toro and Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse about the series – which they quickly assured us stepped away from sparkly, sympathetic vampires and placed them firmly back into the realm of horror where they belong. Del Toro was running late but joined the session a few minutes in.

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FX Puts The Strain On Xbox!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Cory Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather. CR. Michael Gibson/FX.

FX has partnered with Xbox Video to make a host of extras based on its new series, The Strain, available exclusively through that platform.

Xbox Video is hosting exclusive custom teasers, art, photography behind-the-scenes videos, a Guillermo Del Toro Fan Q&A and an exclusive scene from the premiere – available now, exclusively, on Xbox One® and Xbox 360®. For further details, follow the jump.

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Diane Kruger Sheds an Early Light on Season 2 of The Bridge!

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

The Bridge (FX, Wednesday, 10/9C) is an unusual series, taking, as it does, Mexican/American relations down to a two-city representative sample – a sample that is further deepened by the cities involved, Juarez and El Paso, not quite being typical cities of either country.

Then those relations are taken down to an individual level – El Paso Detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police officer Marco Ruis. She has Asberger’s, which makes things a bit awkward except for solving crimes; he’s an honest cop in a corrupt environment – also the source of some tension in his life.

Diane Kruger returns to The Bridge for the show’s second season, this week and recently took some time from shooting to chat with a group of journalists/bloggers. Though she was unexpectedly called back to set early, there was enough time for us to dig into season two.

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American Horror Story: Coven, The Strain Lead FX’s Contingent at Comic-Con 2014!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured:  Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather. CR. Michael Gibson/FX

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain and American Horror Story are making their Comic-Con debuts at Comic-Con 2014 as part of FX’s contingent – a select group that also includes cast members from TV’s best animated series, Archer and long-running fan fave, Sons of Anarchy.

The Strain’s Del Toro, showrunner Carlton Cuse and executive producer Chuck Hogan will appear with the entire cast; AHS: Coven’s cast and executive producer Tim Minear will also tease American Story: Freakshow; Archer creator Adam Reed, co-executive producer Casey Willis and the show’s cast will present the premiere of the season six premiere and talk about making the show, and Sons of Anarchy’s creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer Paris Barclay and entire cast will talk the show’s upcoming final season. For complete details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Fargo: Billy Bob Thornton On The Man From Nowhere!

FARGO "Morton's Fork" -- Episode 110 -- Airs Tuesday, June 17, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo -- CR: Chris Large/FX

Fargo’s (FX, 10/9C) Lorne Malvo is unique amongst the ranks of movie and TV antagonists. He comes out of nowhere, disappears like a wraith and can spend six months building an alter ego and a relationship to get a particular job done. He can kill with an assortment of weapons, but can do as much psychological dame with words – and he loves to mess with people’s heads.

Billy Bob Thornton has done an incredible job of making this trickster/force of nature come alive over the show’s first season and graciously took some time to speak with a group of journalists/bloggers from as far away as Tel Aviv about the season finale and playing Malvo.

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