‘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

  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.

  5. I AM SO READY FOR SEASON 2… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? THE STRAIN IS AMAZING!!!

  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.