“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” writer-producer Marti Noxon is working with producing partner Dawn Parouse Olmstead to bring Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” novels to the small screen.
The books are about a microorganism that either kills you or turns you into a vampire.
If memory serves, the novels evolved out of a proposed TV series that couldn’t find any takers. Perhaps del Toro hopes having a TV-vampire vet scripting will garner the project some small-screen traction.
Noxon and Parouse Olmstead’s other projects include “Gigantic,” a series about the teen children of celebrities coming early next year to the TEENick cable channel, and they are developing a series about a feminist pornographer for Diane Keaton and HBO.
Find all of Variety’s story on what Noxon and Parouse Olmstead (whose joint company is called The Grady Twins in homage to “The Shining”) are up to here.