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.