Comic-Con: 'The Strain' Panel Screens Guillermo del Toro-Directed Prologue

 "A little bit of vomit and worms never hurt anyone," Del Toro said of a particularly gross scene.
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The Strain is ready to infect once again.

Executive producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse introduced new elements from season two, which premieres Sunday. 

Season two opens with a special prologue directed by co-creator Guillermo del Toro looking at the Strigoi back through history. Del Toro screened the prologue, which has a fairy tail feel and tells the tragic story of how Sardu, a kind man with a unique affliction, became infected.

"It's fun for the whole family! A little bit of vomit and worms never hurt anyone," Del Toro said of a particularly gross segment in the prologue, which saw an ancient monster do something very bad to the prologue's protagonist. 

The first season of The Strain centered on New New Yorkers in denial about vampirism taking over the city, leaving Eph (Corey Stoll), hunter Setrakian (David Bradley) and their ragtag team to eliminate the danger. In Season two, the rest of the population is aware of the threat.

About 80 percent of season two will be new material not covered in Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's books.

"It's been beautiful not to be completely slavish to the books, to get the greatest things from the books but have a partnership that really expands upon it," said Del Toro.

The Strain season two premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. on FX.

 

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