FX’s The Strain Season 2 definitely has high expectations from fans of season 1 and I cannot wait to watch the first episode of The Strain Season 2 on July 12, 2015 at 10:00 EST. I cannot wait to see what Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have in store for us in the new season. I read the graphic novels so I have an idea of the general story and I am sure that we will get a few tweaks for the TV series.
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers)
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2015 - The Strain returns to FX this summer for its highly-anticipated second season on Sundays at 10 PM e/p, beginning July 12th. The award-winning thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, was the most-watched new cable drama of 2014.
As the second season unfolds, 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.
Season 1 of The Strain was 2014’s most-watched new scripted series among all basic and pay cable networks in Adults 18-49 (2.4 million). On a Live+7, multi-run basis, The Strain received 6.28 million Total Viewers and 3.49 million Adults 18-49 per week.
Season two of The Strain joins FX’s summer lineup, which begins with the television premiere of Louis C.K.‘s latest standup special Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store on Thursday, May 28 at 11 PM e/p, immediately following the Season 5 finale of Louie. Tyrant returns for its second season on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 PM e/p. The series premiere of Denis Leary’s new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on Thursday, July 16 at 10 PM e/p will be immediately followed by the premiere of the second season of Married at 10:30 PM e/p.
The Strain (2014)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Vincenzo Natali, Howard Deutch, Guy Ferland, David Semel, T.J. Scott, Ken Girotti, J. Miles Dale, Deran Sarafian, Norberto Barba, Peter Weller, Phil Abraham, Charlotte Sieling, Kevin Dowling
Official Synopsis: A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Cast: Doug Jones, Stephen McHattie, Robin Atkin Downes, Daniel Kash, Kevin Durand, Roger Cross, Rhona Mitra, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet, Cas…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama