Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse’s vampire series The Strain is currently airing its third season in the US, and network FX has announced that it will be getting a fourth. However, it will also be its last.
Deadline reports that The Strain will air in next year, and that it will conclude the adaptation of del Toro and Hogan’s trilogy of novels. It’s worth noting that all involved have spoken about The Strain having an end-point, and Cuse’s statement echoed that.
“Our original plan was for the series to last three years,” he said. “Once we began telling that story it expanded to be more. After finishing the writing on Season 3, Guillermo, Chuck and I looked at our remaining story and felt the best version could be told in one more season. We have a fantastic plan for an exciting and climatic Season 4. We are deeply grateful to FX for supporting our vision and for allowing us to end the show on our own timetable.”
We’re definitely glad to hear that The Strain will get the chance to wrap up properly. Although the first season was prone to the occasional wobble, it’s grown in confidence as it’s gone on, and the cast, including Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand, David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde and Samantha Mathis, has been consistently excellent.
The show began with the arrival of an ancient vampire known as The Master arriving in New York City, spreading the plague at an unstoppable rate. In Season 3, “The Strain has the very survival of humanity at stake. New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the citizens are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and strigoi.”
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