Finally, FX revealed they would be premiering The Strain Season 3 this upcoming Sunday, August 28, 2016. I know, you were expecting a mid-July 2016 release date. This new season has been cut short to 10 episodes compared to the usual 13 episodes. We also have one still photo from season 3 down below. Get ready to jump back into the evil vampires (strigoi) world this late summer.
Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2016 - FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You’re the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The Strain returns to FX with a 10-episode season on Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT starting August 28. You’re the Worst is back for 13 episodes on FXX on Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT beginning August 31.
The Strain, the acclaimed thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling "The Strain Trilogy" by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will begin its third season on FX on Sunday, August 28 at 10 PM ET/PT. As season three begins, New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the people of New York City must fight for survival on their own. The question is who will win? Humans or strigoi? Our heroes win victories, but are not winning the war. Beset by personal conflicts - betrayal, disappointment, paranoia - our group is splintering… Meanwhile, the Master is close to executing an irreversible transformation of the world. Is there still hope to save the city and humanity? The ensemble cast stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquin Cosio. The Strain hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director/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 also serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.
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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
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