The Strain will unleash its second season on Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c, FX has announced.
Season 1 of the vampire “outbreak” drama was 2014’s most-watched new scripted cable series in Adults 18-49, averaging 2.4 million weekly viewers.
In Season 2, the logline reads, “It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history… and possibly a way to kill them.
“Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after our team. Our team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable… before they become monsters themselves.”
What’s more, it was announced that FX, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine have teamed for the joint production of “Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX’s The Strain,” a massive open online course (MOOC) that will explore a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of the biological parasite and cyber virus themes presented in the series. That should draw some… eyeballs.