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The brand new horror series is so good FX has decided to give it another season.
As the first season continues to air on FX, Guillermo Del Toro’s new series The Strain has been renewed for Season 2, according to GlobalNews.ca. The website notes that production is slated to begin in Toronto, Canada this November.
Premiered on July 13 in the US, The Strain piqued the curiosity of nearly three million viewers with its first episode. This was a new record for the network, which typically refrains from airing series during the ultra-competitive Sunday evening primetime slot.
While viewer numbers have dipped slightly since the premiere, the ratings are still more than satisfactory, with an average audience of 2.5 million viewers per episode. This strong performance, combined with favorable commentary from critics, has led the cable network to greenlight the second season.
Adapted from the book trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the series is produced by both authors, the first of whom also happens to be an internationally renowned filmmaker, of course.
Like the book series, The Strain follows Eph, a scientist specialised in epidemics and biological attacks, who is called in to investigate the death of passengers on a flight landing in New York. To solve the mystery, Eph will call upon Abraham, a former professor and a Holocaust survivor. Together, they reach the alarming conclusion that vampires are attempting to exterminate the human race.
Corey Stoll (House Of Cards), David Bradley (Harry Potter), Regina King (24, The Big Bang Theory), Kevin Durand (Noah), Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings) and Mia Maestro (Twilight) make up the cast of this fantasy drama series. — AFP Relaxnews
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