FX has renewed hit series The Strain for a 13 episode second season…and the first hasn’t even finished yet!
The Strain,co-created by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro and produced by Carlton Cuse, premiered to impressive numbers this year as the most-watched series premiere in FX history with 12.7 million viewers and is currently cable’s #1 new series of 2014 in delivery of adults 18-49.
FX’s CEO, John Landgraf, announced the second season today. “We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain,” said Landgraf. “Working with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more. It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”
Del Toro responded to the news saying, “I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus!”. He directed the pilot and co-wrote the best-selling books The Strain with Chuck Hogan. “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.”
Cuse told the network, “It’s been immensely satisfying over the last year-and-a-half to work with the incredible team at FX, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan to bring The Strain to life. I am grateful for all the blood, sweat and tears (but mostly blood) given to the project by all involved, and I could not be more excited to continue telling this epic story.”
The second season of The Strain is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2015, but there are seven all-new episodes remaining in Season 1.
You can catch new episodes of The Strain airing Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.
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