FX Sets ‘The Strain’ Season 2 Premiere Date

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: (L-R) Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez, Cory Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather. CR. Michael Gibson/FX

FX has just announced that season 2 of the vampire-ish series The Strain will premiere Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c.

The Strain, which was renewed after only six episodes back in August of last year, is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and author Chuck Hogan.

According to FX, The Strain was 2014’s most-watched new scripted series cable series in Adults 18-24 (2.4 million) and was even the most-watched premiere in FX history, with 12.7 million total viewers.

In Season 2 we find out that “New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.”

In the teaser trailer that was released last week, we’re told that the “master is about to undergo a wondrous transformation.”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get infected all over again!

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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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FX’s ‘The Strain’ Premieres Tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT

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For those that haven’t seen the creepy billboards with the worm in the eye, you’re missing out. 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. The show centers around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll of House of Cards), head of the Center for Disease Control in NY and is dealing with a custody battle of his son and his wife’s new boyfriend moving into his home, all while investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with supernatural connections. The show has a definite creepy factor that made me scream during the day and jump out of my seat, all of which my neighbor can attest to, but it is definitely something I will continue watching.

The Strain premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

FX SYNOPSIS: The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan.  It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.  As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot script for The Strain, which was directed by del Toro.  Emmy® Award winning Writer and Producer Carlton Cuse serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Writer. Gary Ungar also serves as Executive Producer.  The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Strain for its first season which will air Sunday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.