The Art of The Strain
Written By: Robert Abele, Guillermo del Toro
Discover the secrets of FX’s hit TV show The Strain in this deluxe book, which delves into the twisted imagination of creator and producer Guillermo del Toro to deliver a jaw-dropping insider’s look at the scariest show on television. Covering both seasons one and two, The Art of The Strain features exclusive interviews with del Toro, co-creator Chuck Hogan, showrunner Carlton Cuse, and a wealth of behind-the-scenes talent, who reveal the full story of the creation of the show. From the challenge of adapting the original novels to the work that went into designing a uniquely terrifying vampire race, The Art of The Strain gives in-depth insight into all aspects of the production.

Packed with a wide range of stunning visuals, including concept art, candid on-set photos, and illuminating VFX breakdowns, the book showcases the wonderfully macabre vision that drives The Strain and explores the genesis of fan favorites like The Master, the Sun Hunters, bloodworms, strigoi stingers, and other eerily unforgettable elements of the show. Also featuring profiles of the show’s central characters and interviews with the cast members who play them, including
Corey Stoll, David Bradley, and Richard Sammel, The Art of The Strain is packed with bloodcurdling images and razor-sharp revelations that will thrill fans everywhere.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 6/28/2016
ISBN: 9781608874750
Pages: 156
Trim Size: 11 x 10


  • About the Author 
  • Press
Robert Abele, Author: Robert Abele reviews films regularly for the Los Angeles Times, and his other credits include Variety, LA Weekly, Premiere, Playboy, New York Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His most recent book is The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive. He lives in Los Angeles.

Guillermo del Toro, Contributor: Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.