Strain Renewed Season 3

FX's The Strain Renewed for Season 3

FX’s The Strain has scared up a Season 3 renewal, just four episodes into its sophomore run.

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.”

Season to date, The Strain is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers and a 1.8 demo rating (per Live+7 playback data), ranking eighth in the demo among all cable programs airing in 2015.

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20 Comments
  1. Bobby says:

    Excellent news. We love the show and I’m glad they have an end vision. I’ve not read the books so have no expectations about it at all. Just loving the story.

  2. Ken says:

    A mind numbingly dumb show that i gave multiple chances. I even thought the writers and producers would correct the mistakes of season one, but season two is just as bad. The writing and the acting and terrible and the general lack of reality based human reaction to impending vampiric invasion (really, you’re holding press conferences and ribbon cutting ceremonies?) made me give up on the show after the second or third episode of season 2. But good for those who still enjoy it.

  3. …Yet masterpieces like Hannibal are axed left and right.
    This is the world we are living in.

  4. Dean says:

    Nice an its nice to see vampires portrayed properly as bloodthirsty monsters not partners to establish intimate relationships with.

  5. David4 says:

    io9 does a great review if this show every week and they hate it. So I’m glad their reviews will continue.

  6. AngelWasHere says:

    *shrugs* I’m a fan of this show, but I don’t think I would of been too crushed if it had got cancelled. The writing definitely needs to get better.

    • Jax&Juice's Girl says:

      Agree, I like the show but yeah the storylines need to get better. Plus I CAN’T STAND that kid Zach……he really reminds me of Carl 4rm the Walking Dead….the moment his mom died he started acting up. The actor playing him (Zach) is just BAAAAD!

  7. Bryan says:

    I’m loving that they have number 3 comming I can’t wait till it premiers

  8. Hannah says:

    Love the Strain. I’m glad it’s renewed. I’ve watched every episode.

  9. barbara says:

    I love this show !!!!!