FX's vampire outbreak will continue to spread: The network has renewed horror drama The Strain for a 13-episode second season that will debut in 2015.
The move comes as no surprise, as The Strain is cable's top new series of 2014 among adults 18 to 49. The first episode drew 12.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched series premiere in FX's history.
From Guillermo del Toro and Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse, The Strain stars Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC division in New York who's called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that, as we know now, causes people to lose their genitals and grow huge, propulsive, blood-sucking stingers in their throats. The series is based on a trilogy of novels written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
"We've never had any doubts about The Strain," FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. "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."
Added del Toro: "I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus!
The Strain airs Sundays at 10pm on FX. Season 1 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 2.
AIRED ON 10/4/2015
Season 2 : Episode 13