Things are going well for The Strain, the new FX series from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, and Carlton Cuse that’s currently in the middle of its debut season.
After delivering FX’s most-watched series premiere ever and going on to become the top new cable series for the adults aged 18 to 49 demographic, the network has decided to officially announce a season two. The second season will run 13 episodes, and air during the summer of 2015.
Of the announcement, John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said:
“We’ve never had any doubts about “˜The Strain.’ 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.”
With del Toro adding:
“I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus! Working with Carlton, Chuck and FX has been immensely rewarding and we have such sights to unveil in the upcoming episodes “” the blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species.”
The Strain is based on the novels written by del Toro, who also serves as an executive producer, writer, and director on the series, and Hogan, who also serves as an executive producer and writer. Cuse is the showrunner, and also an executive producer and writer.