Though the ratings for season two of The Strain are down by more than 30% when compared to last year, it’s still one of FX’s highest-rated shows. So, it’s no surprise that the cable channel has renewed it for a third season for next summer.
Here’s the announcement:
“THE STRAIN” IS SPREADING TO SEASON THREE
Acclaimed Thriller From Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse Will Return Next Summer For Season Three
LOS ANGELES, August 7, 2015 – The Strain will return for a third season next summer, taking fans even deeper into the thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The second season of The Strain is currently airing on FX Sundays at 10 PM e/p.
“Guillermo and Carlton have delivered two thrilling seasons of The Strain that are captivating and visually arresting, doing justice to the original novel trilogy and meeting fans’ high expectations in the process,” said Schrier. “We’re excited to see them carry this powerful story into a third season on FX.”
In the current second season, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied – New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil – the Master – and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after our team. Our team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable… before they become monsters themselves.
The Strain hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 94 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant, and the upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Baskets and Better Things. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly.
ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX’s acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series Louie, Archer, Married and the upcoming Baskets and Better Things, and the FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming comedy series Cassius and Clay and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; the mini-series Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Mini-series; the upcoming mini-series American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2015, FXP shows combined to deliver 17 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Animated Program.
What do you think? Are you a fan of this FX series? Are you glad that it’s been renewed or, do you think it should have been cancelled instead?