‘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. The series should be cancelled. Actors are annoying, specially the lead. Decided to cancel my watching 10 minutes into episode 11. Enough of the major crap.

    • f u c k off jerk..srsly f u c k you u stinking piece of s h i t

    • Go ahead and admit it….you s*** your pants in fear!

    • people like you prefer ped.erastic movies like “vampire diary” you can watch your g@y show with ugly g@y hores, but dont comment or craptalk about The strain!

    • Go back to watching Thee View then p us s. The Strain is one of the best new shows on television with a strong cast of characters (heroes and villains alike).

      Amazing when something truly original and compelling finally is broadcast tu rds like you whine about it. Don’t watch it then and cram it bee-yaotch.

  2. Please keep making The Strain is great I can’t wait for Sundays I love it

  3. This is the best series I have ever seen hope u guysmake it till the end lloved every second of it will soon buy it on bluray plzplz make more seasons

    My whole family watches it and loves it this show is gr8

  4. Most original series on TV. Love this show, twists and turns, zombie vampires, cutting heads off, interesting characters!

  5. Awesome show.. very happy it has NOT been cancelled… looking forward to season 2


  7. Yes, please keep making it. This is actually the only series I’ve been hooked on ever. I can’t till next season.

  8. Love the show. Same old vampire plot but told in a new interesting way. Love the mix of characters especially Gus. Keep it coming.. can’t wait for season 2.

    • i love love this show I am so excited for the second season, I just watched the finale and I want more. And gus is like the sexiest man I have ever seen. Hell yes the strain got me hooked

      • Haha right? #teamgus

      • hey !!!1 no offence!!
        but didnt u find somany loop holes in this !!!

        • A bit but originally they wrote the series with the intention of it being a film, and they were told it would do better as a book, so then they wrote the trilogy. And now we’re back to it being on film. =p Plot holes are a bit more tolerable when the overall story is good, and they don’t take away from story development imo.

  9. Love this first season! The suspense was so unnerving, well done to keep us all on the edge of our seats…..Can’t wait for Season 2….Don’t stop making this show, it’s great!!! We record every show so to fast forward through the commercials to get back to the show.

  10. Great series, it’s a refreshing take on vampires and i’m looking forward to learning more and hopefully learn more about the vampires that are born from a turned mother whilst they are pregnant. the casting is perfect, del Toro cant do anything wrong so bring it on :)


  11. Fantastic show. The first episode was my favorite… by far the scariest and most disturbing. If anyone has read Bram Stoker’s Dracula there are a few connections with the overall plot line and vampire concepts; Vampire comes from the east (over sea), must be moved in a coffin by someone else’s hands to cross water, sunlight weakens the Master instead of killing him, and so on with vampiric lore. The scene with the plane in the air is very similar to the Czarina Catherine log. I am really interested in the vampires who abducted Gus. I can’t wait for season two.

  12. Love it! Hubby and I looked forward to our Sunday night date watching the Strain. Can’t wait till season 2. In the meantime, AHS is my thing. Been watching that since season 1. FX has the best shows!

  13. This show is terrible.

    The first 3 episodes are solid. But the writers and acting enters a downward spiral of utter gutter trash.

    The fact a show like this gets renewed for a second season and shows like The Borgias or Deadwood don’t get to finish is a insult to all intelligent human beings alive.

    The last episode of The Strain was not watchable.

  14. Fx COME ON!! Season 2 = Summer 2015?? Why does it take so long, why not shoot a season while a season is running? That is just my humble thought and question, I do not know anything about show business, or filming for the matter. I just do not like the big breaks between seasons.
    Great show, I always enjoy Guillermo del Toro work.

  15. Its really good show and gives you a good fright.

  16. Best show on Tv.

  17. I hope Del Toro get a better budget to do the show. The old man is sometimes painful to watch, especially in that season finale. I didn’t like that finale much. As it’s already been renewed,I think they can do a lot with the show and characters with more interesting stories arcs and less cheesy fight scenes. I’ve enjoyed much of the show though, but I hope they can fix the weak parts with a better budget and better writing.

  18. I love this show! please continue for the season 2…. :) PLease…

  19. Sooo soo good! Can’t wait for season 2 I was hooked from the start and they did a brilliant job at making it scary. Good characters with well chosen actors. Keeps me on edge and always looking forward to the next one. All the people who claim to hate this show seem to watch till the last episode and then use time to come to comment on it saying it was rubbish? They are all full of it to be honest. Please carry on but yeah do fix up a few cheesy scenes.

  20. WOW. . This is a an exciting new program with some of the best special effects I’ve ever seen on screen. The actors are very good . .I hope the lead guy can get it together, he just seemed like he was in ‘never-never land’. . the rat catcher is a great actor along with the nazi guy. Hope the older ‘vampire hunter’ lives all the way to the end in season 2. . looking forward to more of The Strain. . .

  21. As a reader of the comics I would love to see this show take the same route as say Walking Dead. The storyline in the comics is very good and currently the comics are decently into the future compared to where the show is now. I love the unique take on vampires in the show. I obviously enjoy the show very much and hope to see more seasons well into the future.

  22. One of the best shows I have seen on vampires. I have seen a lot. The storyline is refreshing from the typical vampire.. using a worm-like thing… major cool

  23. CAN’T WAITING FOR SEASON 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. The Strain is a great series!
    I can’t wait until the next season!

  25. Very good show when is season 2 coming out?