Walking Dead Tease, “The Strain” Stills

Even though the second half of the fourth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” doesn’t return until next month, creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman recently spoke about the plans for the overall tone of this back half of the season. He tells TV Guide:

“We started the season pretty hopeful and pretty optimistic. We’ll open our last half of the season pretty bleak and we’ll move them to something a little more hopeful by the end.”

In other TV news, Yahoo have debuted the first two stills from FX’s “The Strain” series which debuts in July. Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) serves as show runner with Guillermo del Toro helming the pilot and executive producing.

The thirteen episode series is based on the books by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The story revolves around a team of scientists who wage war against an ancient strain of virus that confers vampirism.