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The Strain is a vampire horror television series starring Richard Joseph Warburton, it that was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name. Del Toro and Hogan scripted the pilot episode, which was directed by del Toro. A thirteen-episode first season was ordered on November 19, 2013.

Based upon a three-novel book series, Cuse said he expects The Strain to last between three and five seasons. The first season will cover the first book, and after that producers will decide how far to stretch the two remaining novels. [1]

Contents

  • 1 Overview
    • 1.1 Season 1
    • 1.2 Season 2
    • 1.3 Season 3
    • 1.4 Season 4
  • 2 Production/Development
    • 2.1 Music
    • 2.2 Press
  • 3 References

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Season 1 [ edit | edit source ]

A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city from an ancient threat to humanity.

Season 2 [ edit | edit source ]

Begins Sunday, July 12 at 10pm (CDT) on FX.

Season 3 [ edit | edit source ]

New York has been written off by the central government, and our rag-tag group of unlikely heroes are left to fend for themselves.

Season 4 [ edit | edit source ]

Final season aired in 2017, on FX.

Production/Development [ edit | edit source ]

Music [ edit | edit source ]

Ramin Djawadi has been hired to score the upcoming FX drama The Strain. [2] Djwadi has previously collaborated with Del Toro on Pacific Rim. He is also scoring the season of CBS’ Person of Interest and will return to score the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Press [ edit | edit source ]

On how FX will handle the trilogy, Langraf said, “It’s a trilogy, and the trilogy ends the story. It’s a truly epic story. And when Guillermo [del Toro] came in to sell it, one of the things they made clear is that they wanted to tell the story of the books. That story would be told over three, four or five seasons. They have work to do, in terms of figuring out how they are going to resituate that story, in an episodic television series, but it will be somewhere between 39 and 65 episodes. No less and no more, and I’m really excited about that. [3]

Cuse also commented on the timespan of the show: “Producers are looking at the series for either a three or five season run with season one covering the first book in the trilogy. Once producers break a second season — if the series is successful — they will examine if the final two books should be one season each or split up into multiple seasons.” [4]

The Strain is a vampire horror television series starring Richard Joseph Warburton, it that was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name. Del Toro and Hogan scripted the pilot episode, which was directed by del Toro. A thirteen-episode first…

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The Strain Season 5 Updates: Will The Vampire Series Return?

The Strain was based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire novel trilogy, but will the TV series return for a fifth season?

Is The Strain season 5 going to happen or is the vampire apocalypse over? Guillermo del Toro’s first movie was Cronos, a low-budget Mexican horror movie about a man who is stabbed by a mysterious device that turns him into a vampire. The filmmaker would return to the genre once again with 2002’s Blade II, where Wesley Snipes’ titular hunter teams with a group of vampires to take on a new strain of bloodsuckers dubbed The Reapers.

These nasty creatures had jaws that split open to reveal a barbed tongue underneath, which would greatly inspire the design of the strigoi featured in his novel trilogy The Strain. Guillermo del Toro co-wrote this series – consisting of The Strain, The Fall, and The Night Eternal – with author Chuck Hogan (The Town), and follows a group of people trying to stop a vampire virus from taking over New York. The Strain was originally pitched as a TV series, so it only made sense that following the success of the books it head back to television. The show starred Corey Stoll, Kevin Durant, and Mía Maestro but despite mixed reviews centered around the unlikeability of certain main characters, especially lead Eph Goodweather and his son Zach, it ended up running for four seasons

Following the show concluding in 2017, is The Strain season 5 ever likely to happen?

The Strain Season 4 Wrapped Up The Story

After an epic battle to take back the world following the vampires causing a nuclear winter, The Strain season 4 ended with both character Eph and Zach sacrificing themselves to finish off the Master. The finale jumps ahead five years to reveal the nuclear winter is gradually clearing up, and the survivors – including exterminator Fet and Dutch – helping rebuild the world.

The Strain Season 4 Was Intended To Be The End

Like The Night Eternal novel it was based upon, The Strain season 4 was designed as a conclusive finale. The Master is dead as are many of the main characters, and there’s only a handful of vampires left in the world. It was an intentional decision to not leave any obvious room for sequels or spinoffs, and while there was talk before season 4 of splitting the final book in two and having The Strain season 5 wrap up the story, the showrunners decided to collapse it all into an action packed fourth season.

The Strain Season 5 Won’t Happen

While the show had its fans it’s very unlikely The Strain season 5 will press ahead. The story ended on a sad but hopeful note and its creators have since moved on to other projects. It’s hard to imagine where another series or even a novel could take the story next, so its probably for the best The Strain has come to a natural conclusion.

The Strain was based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire novel trilogy, but will the TV series return for a fifth season?