FX’s ‘The Strain’ Renewed for a Second Season

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We are all infected…the virus is spreading! FX has announced that they are renewing The Strain for a second season, just days after the sixth episode aired. The second season will consist of thirteen episodes and premiere in summer 2015. The network also announced that Season 1 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray December 2.

The Strain is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan. “I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus!” said del Toro. “Working with Carlton, Chuck and FX has been immensely rewarding and we have such sights to unveil in the upcoming episodes — the blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species.”

According to FX, The Strain is the highest-rated new basic cable drama of 2014, and was even the most-watched premiere in FX history, with 12.7 million total viewers..

The vampire-ish series is firing on all cylinders, with the last few episodes reeling me in more and more. When Abraham went down into the basement and found the family of vampires and then dropped his heart pills, almost gave me a heart attack myself!

The series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, David Bradley, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Jack Kesy, Miguel Gomez and Ben Hyland .

The Strain airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on FX.

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