TV News! FX Orders 13-Episode Second Season of Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse #1 New Series of 2014 in Delivery of Adults 18-49!
The lost art of the scary stories by the campfire, beach vacations and the lost art of the double dare and piling in a car for the old drive-ins where horror was the top choice for entertaining is back in a big Hollywood way.
Guillermo del Toro turned in one of the most fun to watch, scary as shit, beautifully crafted and crisply told crazy tales of late to gather up the family (no kids under 10) to white knuckle the night away.
It’s got everything… love, romance, vampires, Nazis, righteous old Jews, blood worms, cloacas, DOA airliners and an awesome hairpiece for lead Corey Stoll. It’s a vivid graphic novel /comic book brought to life and it’s entertaining as hell.
“The Strain” premiere clocked in at 12.7 Million Viewers!
FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Season 2 of The Strain is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2015. There are seven all-new episodes remaining in Season 1 airing Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.
Due to the popularity of the show, Fox Home Entertainment will release Season 1 of The Strain on DVD and Blu-ray™ everywhere on December 2.
“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain,” said John Landgraf. “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. It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”
“I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus!” said del Toro, who directed the pilot and co-wrote the best-selling books The Strain with Chuck Hogan. “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 said, “It’s been immensely satisfying over the last year-and-a-half to work with the incredible team at FX, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan to bring The Strain to life. 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.”
The first six episodes of The Strain are currently available on FX’s VOD platform FXNOW for authenticated subscribers of the network, and future episodes will be available after they air on FX.
In next week’s 7th episode, “For Services Rendered” (airs this Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT), Setrakian, Eph, and Nora formulate a plan to track down the Master using Jim as bait. Eichhorst and Setrakian’s pasts are revealed. At the Luss home, Neeva struggles to protect the children while encountering a mysterious stranger whose help she may not want. Teleplay by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; directed by Charlotte Sieling.
Episode 7 / Production #107 – “For Services Rendered” (Airs August 24, 10:00 pm e/p) – Setrakian,
Eph, and Nora formulate a plan to track down the Master using Jim as bait. Eichhorst and Setrakian’s
pasts are revealed. At the Luss home, Neeva struggles to protect the children while encountering a mysterious stranger whose help she may not want. Teleplay by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle; directed by Charlotte Sieling.
Episode 8 / Production #108 – “Creatures of the Night” (Airs August 31, 10:00 pm e/p) –After
discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi, Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple. A quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege. Teleplay by Chuck Hogan; directed by Guy Ferland.
Episode 9 / Production #109 – “The Disappeared” (Airs September 7, 10:00 pm e/p) – Eph races to
safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly is missing. Dutch reveals her role in Palmer’s plan, and Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix. Teleplay by Regina Corrado; directed by Charlotte Sieling.
Episode 10 / Production #110 – “Loved Ones” (Airs September 14, 10:00 pm e/p) – Eph investigates Kelly’s disappearance and struggles with what he finds. Dutch pursues a plan to retaliate against Palmer, and Fitzwilliam makes a surprising choice. Teleplay by Gennifer Hutchison; directed by John Dahl