Summer Dates Set for FX's The Bridge, The Strain and Tyrant, Plus Wilfred's Final Bow on FXX

The Bridge Season 2 PremiereFX’s summer slate will kick off Tuesday, June 24 at 10/9c with the premiere of the new drama Tyrant, it was announced on Friday.

Also ahead is Season 2 of The Bridge, FX’s new vampire drama The Strain and FXX taking Wilfred out for a final walk.

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Executive-produced by 24‘s Howard Gordon and with a cast that includes Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom and Moran Atias, the political thriller Tyrant follows the son of the dictator of a war-torn nation as he ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland, accompanied by his American wife and kids — only to discover that leaving isn’t so easy.

The Bridge, FX’s acclaimed adaptation of the Danish series Bron, will then open its sophomore run on Wednesday, July 9 at 10 pm.

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Next up, The Strain — which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan — will break out on a Sunday, July 13, at 10. Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will serve as showrunner.

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On the decidedly lighter side of things, Wilfred‘s fourth and final season will be unleashed on FXX on Wednesday, June 25 at 10, while the new comedies Married (starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer) and You’re the Worst (starring Aya Cash and Chris Geere) will fill FX’s 10 o’clock hour starting Thursday, July 17.