FX renews The Strain

The Strain will have a second season on FX.

The Strain

The Strain

The US cable network has renewed the thriller, which comes from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse.

It tells the story of Dr Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

The cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.

It is produced by FX Productions. Showrunner Cuse executive produces with del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Gary Ungar.

The series is based on the book by Hogan and del Toro.

Season two will debut in summer 2015.