FX has renewed Guillermo del Toro's vampire drama The Strain for a second season. It comes with a 13-episode order, and it will premiere in 2015.
We are 6-weeks into the first season's 13-episode run, and so far it's been great! I've been enjoying the series, and I think that it will get even better over time. FX CEO John Landgraf had this to say in a statement:
“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain. Working with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more.”
Del Toro, who directed the pilot episode and co-wrote the books with Chuck Hogan, added,
"I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus! Working with Carlton, Chuck and FX has been immensely rewarding and we have such sights to unveil in the upcoming episodes — the blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species."
Cuse went on to say,
"I am grateful for all the blood, sweat and tears (but mostly blood) given to the project by all involved, and I could not be more excited to continue telling this epic story."
They've all been do a great job with the series, and I'm excited to see where they'll take the story in Season 2.