Did you know that Guillermo del Toro wrote a trilogy of vampire novels?

No, I'm not confusing him with Stephanie Meyer, who also wrote an assload of vampire novels. Del Toro had at it, and it looks like his works will hit the small screen with FX's Strain, a look at the spreading of vampirism as a health epidemic, rather than lusty, pale romance.

In heartening news, del Toro will direct, write, and executive produce the pilot, and hopefully further episodes. Doubly heartening is the involvement of Lost's Carlton Cuse as showrunner for at least the pilot.

Somehow, someway, it's vampire entertainment news that I don't feel like mocking, let alone gouging my eyes out over.

Well played, Willy del Toro. Well played.