The Strain Renewed for 'Fantastic' Fourth and Final Season at FX

The Strain Season 4

FX has set an end date for The Strain.

The cabler announced Tuesday that it has renewed the thriller for a fourth and final season, to air in Summer 2017. The decision comes halfway through the show’s third season.

“We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain,” said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, in a joint statement “Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”

“Our original plan was for the series to last three years,” said Cuse. “Once we began telling that story it expanded to be more. After finishing the writing on season three, Guillermo, Chuck and I looked at our remaining story and felt the best version could be told in one more season. We have a fantastic plan for an exciting and climatic season four. We are deeply grateful to FX for supporting our vision and for allowing us to end the show on our own timetable.”

Last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Cuse told Matt Mitovich, “As we are beginning to work on Season 4, we’re in the process of trying to figure out how many episodes we have left…. [But] we are definitely moving towards an ending.”

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