The executives at FX have well and truly been infected by The Master and his minions and have picked up hit horror series ‘The Strain’ for a blood curdling third season.
The pick-up is not unexpected, given executive producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s original master (or Master) plan to adapt the former’s graphic novels for TV. “The plan is that the show will run somewhere between three and five seasons,” Cuse has said. “We’re writing to an endpoint, following the path as established in the novels.”
In announcing the renewal, FX Networks president of original programming Eric Schrier said in a statement: “Guillermo and Carlton have delivered two thrilling seasons of The Strain that are captivating and visually arresting, doing justice to the original novel trilogy and meeting fans’ high expectations in the process. We’re excited to see them carry this powerful story into a third season on FX.”
This is fantastic news for fans of vampires and zombies everywhere. The first season of ‘The Strain’ showed here in the UK on Watch during the winter and did pretty well. In the US the show has consistently had around 3.1 million weekly viewers. The second season is currently airing every Sunday in the US on FX and will most likely come to UKTV’s Watch in the next couple of months.