The Strain Season 2 – Guillermo del Toro to Direct Another Prologue

Around mid-season of last year, we became kind of skeptical of the television version of Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” What started off great took a turn for the muddled, but things got back on track by the finale. We have to admit Season 2’s premiere episode really rocked our socks. Especially the black and white prologue, which detailed the birth of The Master that del Toro himself directed.

If you were as big a fan of the opening moments as we were, you’ll be happy to know that we’ll be getting another sequence from Del Toro during Episode 2.04.

According to Deadline during “The Strain’s” Comic-Con panel today, del Toro explained that for tonight’s segment he drew inspiration from an ancient, Eastern European tale from his Nanny, “who use to tell [him] the scariest [bedtime] stories at night.”

Del Toro elaborates that he pitched the idea to exec producer Carlton Cuse over dinner one night. “I was picking up the bill and I didn’t want him to order much, so I told him about the transfer [from creature to creature resulting in The Master’s birth],” Guillermo said. “I told him it should be beautiful and disgusting.”

Cuse chimed in, “I didn’t order the pasta.”

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For the next prologue in Episode 2.04 which Del Toro will direct, the scene takes place in a Mexican restaurant and introduces a wrestler character. The moment also serves as a nod to del Toro’s Latin roots.

Look for new episodes every Sunday evening at 10pm on FX. The battle has begun, and evil is spreading. Fight or die!

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