FX Orders “The Strain,” “Desperados”

FX is moving forward with its TV series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” novel trilogy. The cable network has given the project a thirteen episode order.

del Toro, Hogan and Carlton Cuse will produce the vampire drama which is aiming for a July 2014 premiere. Cuse will also serve as show runner.

FX has also begun development of “Desperadoes,” a six-hour miniseries based on Ron Hansen’s 1979 novel about Old West outlaws the Dalton Brothers. Robert Knott is penning and executive producing the project alongside Josh Maurer and Alixandre Witlin.

The Dalton Brothers gang specialized in bank and train robberies and the mini-series chronicles their infamous crime spree in the 1890s, as seen through the eyes of the youngest brother Emmett Dalton.

Source: FX