It appears that Guillermo del Toro’s latest project is going to the rats…
FX has released a cryptic viral video for the 49-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s upcoming vampire drama for the network The Strain.
The clip, which features a massive rat infestation in New York City, debuted during the midseason finale of AMC‘s The Walking Dead. The handheld footage features rats heading into a sewer and inside what appears to be a courthouse before ending abruptly.
FX declined to comment on the promo — posted to YouTube by a fan site — The Hollywood Reporter sources say the mysterious spot is definitely the first promo for del Toro’s drama.
The series centers on a vampire virus that infects New York and the CDC doctor, Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll), who investigates the case. Goodweather, the head of the CDC’s Canary Team in New York, is called upon to investigate a viral outbreak connected to an evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph will lead a team of New Yorkers as it wages a war and defends humanity.
del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who co-wrote the three-book series on which the show is based, co-penned the pilot, with Bates Motel‘s Carlton Cuse serving as showrunner.
del Toro directed the pilot, which hails from FX Productions.
The Strain debuts next July.