FX's The Strain Gets Season 2 Premiere Date... and a College Course?!

The Strain Season 2 Premiere Date

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.

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11 Comments
  1. I liked The Strain, but watching it turned into a strain. I just couldn’t take the good guys losing as often and badly as they did.

  2. Amy says:

    Yay! I was just wondering when this show would start up again. The worms are super creepy.

  3. AngelWasHere says:

    “That should draw some… eyeballs.” That part made me LOL.

    I like this show. What took them so long to return? I hope they approve on The Masters’ looks. He looks sort of goofy rather than scary.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Seriously. Thus is a case where I vote for CGI vs. practical effects.

      • AngelWasHere says:

        Yes! Seeing the master almost ruined the show for me. It was almost comical.

        Hmm i just notice the new season debuts on my birthday. Woo! :P

  4. Ray says:

    The Strain is a blight on an otherwise very solid schedule of dramas for the FX network. Rubbish begone!

  5. Joey says:

    The Strain has the potential to be really really good. Its got a great cast, but the writing definitely leaves something to be desired. It has the characters make profoundly stupid decisions that most people in that situation wouldn’t make.

  6. topoopon says:

    I’m going back to school soon. I’m going to major in “The Walking Dead”, and take “The Strain” as a minor.

  7. hud says:

    Will my phaser take care of one of these bad-boys?