‘The Strain’ Renewed for Season 2

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Guillermo del Toro is perhaps one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. The director behind fan-favorite films like Pacific Rim, the Hellboy films and Pan’s Labyrinth always has several projects in various states of development. From his take on classic Disney ride The Haunted Mansion to the recently announced Pacific Rim 2, del Toro is the kind of guy who likes to keep busy.

So no one was too surprised when word broke that del Toro was developing a television series based on The Strain trilogy of vampire novels he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan. The show premiered on FX earlier this summer, amid some controversy with regard to its marketing campaign, and its 13-episode first season has been slowly building viewership. Now it looks like fans eager to see the series continue are getting their wish.

According to Global News, FX has officially renewed The Strain for season 2 which will enter production in Toronto in November. The show follows a race against time to contain and destroy a vampiric virus from spreading to the rest of humanity. Its cast includes Corey Stoll (who will soon appear in Marvel’s much-discussed Ant-Man film), Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Kevin Durand and Sean Astin,

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While The Strain may not have the broad appeal of some of its tamer counterparts, the fact that True Blood is ending its seven-season run this month may give the show the chance to attract fans thirsty for another dark drama series focusing on vampires. Furthermore, another season would give the series the chance to delve deeper into its unique take on vampire mythology (a world that del Toro is familiar with, thanks to his work on Blade II) and evolve its visual palette.

Considering del Toro’s devoted fanbase within the sci-fi/horror community and beyond, it’s certainly a smart move for FX to stay in business with the filmmaker. The network is also losing two acclaimed hits in the next year or so, with both Sons of Anarchy and Justified reaching the ends of their successful runs. The Strain could very well prove to be one of the network’s next mainstays. Plus, it would make a hell of a companion piece with American Horror Story.

Are you excited that The Strain is continuing for another season, or would you rather del Toro focus his time and effort on more big-screen projects, like next year’s Crimson Peak? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

The Strain airs on Sundays at 10pm on FX. Production on season 2 is set to begin in November 2014.

Source: Global News

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  1. As Chimosh stated above, the show started really well and then devolved into per tosh that contained so many “what the?” moments…

    Horrendous stuff.

    If you think this show is quality viewing you might wanna watch more TV.

    • Look, dude. If you do not like the show, just don´t see it!! those of us who love watching the show want to have more seasons. Please stop making those nasty comments and let the rest of us continue enjoying the show, will you? Take no offense, but your negative comments hurt the show.
      I strongly suggest that you stop commenting in such a bad way. I do really indeed want to go on seeing the show!!!

      • He was just giving a comment, an opinion, for Heaven`s sake. Just like you. Although I tend to agree with him. Case in point. Where they were attacked by vampires in a convenience store. Don’t you think nobody would have noticed the ruckus if they started making those noises ? The police could have arrived to investigate after somebody called 911. With a congested city like New York people would have noticed the going ons. The plot was great. It is those impossible scenarios that brings an otherwise good series down.

        • m8 the blonde lady dutch valderz brought down communication systems and when dey where back up the police where flooded, at various points they tried contacting the police but lines where too busy

        • police were already overwhelmed all over the city. The show made this pretty damn clear

    • Incorrect and unnecessary opinions on display here. Move along, all concerned

  2. I have watched the whole 1st season. It is simply way too cool, awesome, great! I am expecting to see the second season, because it will be a second season, won´t it? Hopefully the producers will continue to shoot the second and more seasons. As I said it is terrific!

  3. Love, love, loooove the strain & can’t wait for season 2!!!

  4. I have DISH network and cannot find THE STRAIN on FX. You said it aired 11/14 at 10 pm. It is not there.


  6. Just love the show!!!! So happy there will be a season 2!!!! and for those who criticize the show…each have their own opinion and i respect that so please show respect for those who like me love it and just to add a little point doesn’t matter who old you are either I’m 55 and i love it !!!! Long live THE STRAIN!!!

  7. The Strian is a really good show. It takes you far away from everyday life and we all need that. It seems like most shows today don’t even have a plot. They are all about everybody jumping in bed with somebody else. With the Strain something new is always around the bend.

  8. Just finished watching the first season and I must say it was absolutely excellent! Very happy and excited to see the 2nd season this show is totally filling my void since a lot of epic shows are ending The Strain is excellent and I’m just glad fx signed on for another season! Let’s keep it going and let’s kill these vamps and track down the master! Love your work!

  9. This show is legit. It has a ton of intense scenes and my wife and I are very much looking forward to season 2! I have five other buddies who love the show as well.

  10. I thought they said season 2 was supposed to be in November!??!!??

    • The Strain is so cool season two needs get here like now

    • production starts in Nov i believe

  11. The Strain was one of my favorite shows. Please bring it back. Also bring back Revolution(way better than The Walking Dead) and please bring back The Tomorrow People. Loved that show also.

  12. I, personally, can’t wait for it to start season 2! This show came at a dark time for me, waiting for more Walking Dead episodes! It caught and held my interest with it’s take on Vampire lore and the idea that it more like an insidious virus rather than a bite-to-bite kind of thing was refreshing and intriguing. The REAL revelation for me however is HOW very different (and less bad ass) Corey Stoll looks with HAIR! Hardly seems like the same guy, and really works to make me think of him as THIS character of the beset doctor. I’ve always loved when Kevin Durand plays a slick, savvy wise guy, and I don’t know WHERE they found little Ben Hyland, but in what they’ve given him to do so far, he’s been outstanding! Of course David Bradley gives it all a sense of the timeless, and chief baddie Richard Sammel is the living (or in his case un-dead) example of someone you love to hate! Gimme MORE!!!

  13. I don’t care much for the vampire stuff but I watched The Strain
    (first episode) and I was hooked.

  14. To those of you unsure about the air-date: the article states it began PRODUCTION in November 2014, not that the new season started in November. But I’m excited too! I was on the fence for the first couple of episodes, but found that I would tune in weekly to see what happens next.

  15. Cool, I was hoped they would renew it.

  16. I have been waiting for season 2 in what seems like years. When I saw the first episode, I said this is just OK. Episode 2 was a tad week but I decided to stick with it. Come episode 5, I said this really isn’t too bad. By episodes 7 or 8, I forget, I was hooked!!! Now I am a Strain junky. This show is creative, suspenseful, scary, and believable. Nothing is held back and I appreciate the risk. I can’t wait for season 2 and you guys better make a season 3 and on. Kudos to Mr. del Toro. Great show and let’s not hold back. I’m a fan and will urge others to watch.

    • picked it up when first came out have enjoyed the series and look foward to next season only problem was with last episode with them throwing the vampire out into the sun and and just staring at him as he screams in pain till he gets away they have a good 20 to 30 seconds to how about cut his head off with there weapons. i can understand why they thought the sun would work but why take the chance.

  17. love the show

  18. The strain is an awesome show. It has all the trappings of being a very enjoyable past time with characters we struggled to like at first but …. Season 2 will KILL and I can’t wait for it.

  19. One of the best shows I’ve ever watched. The plot is brilliant. I love the timeline type of drama. The characters are awesome, slowly they are weaving them in to become as one group. Kevin Duran is a brilliant character but for me Davis Braldey brings awesomeness to the show, his serious take on all this master stuff and his take no s**t attitude gives the show and edge. But the best character by far is the Master, WOW what a vampire! The whole story around the master and how he looks is like none other. I was so intrigued when they showed a small clip of the master when he smashes the guys head in at the airport and they way he runs with super speed, I was hooked. And when they actually showed him for real for the first time I knew this was going to be one of the best vampires or vampire portrayal ever.
    Does anyone have an ideal of when season 2 will be aired and will there be more episodes in season 2?
    For anyone who hasn’t watched it my advice is to give it a chance. Especially if you have in the past enjoyed shows or stories by Stephen king, this is up there with the best. Good shows don’t need to make sense, former to all about the unbelievable story line and something that keeps you on the edge of the seat and is interesting. There’s no need to dissect a show which is awesome in every way possible.

  20. I loved the Strain. Please bring season 2 on.

  21. I read the 3 books years back (2009/2010) loved it. I always thot maybe a movie was in the making. Now that I’m done watching season 1 I can’t wait for season 2. Loved it.

  22. Waiting on season 2 .. Does anyone know when it will be back on the air… Love this show…

  23. I can’t wait until the next season to start, this show had me sitting at the edge of my seat every night. Bring it back soon!

  24. I really like the FX series “The Strain”!
    I can’t wait for season 2 to start. I think del toro is awesome.

  25. Wow, what a show! I’ve been eagerly awaiting season 2 of the Strain. Glad FX was smart enough to pick it up again.

  26. The Strain is the most awesomely compelling shows that has come out in a long while! I can only compare the nail-biting, edge of the seat drama to Season 2 of The Walking Dead, which was unparalleled (at that point). Please keep on writing for and making this amazing series!!!!!

  27. Personally im looking for the season premiere date its been to long please i need my fix……

  28. This series is so great! I was totally hooked when i started watching it. And i was so glad that they are more seasons coming! I cant wait to fry that vamp master. Not to mention, the other kicking vamps vigilant will going to make their move as well against the master. This will add more action to it. Way cool!

    • *am

  29. the show is awesome when is the next season coming out please