FX’s adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s horror series The Strain is currently airing its third season, which follows the fight of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played by Corey Stoll) and his team versus The Master and his vampire horde. It was recently announced that FX has renewed The Strain for a fourth and final season, which will give the series a chance for the conclusion that fans have been hoping for.
The show has hit some ups and downs over the last couple of seasons with slow moments that seemed to drag on across each season, but fans of the original source were still hoping we might see a proper conclusion to the story played out on screen. Showrunner Carlton Cuse commented happily on the announcement of the final season:
“It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first. Our original plan was for the series to last three years. 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.”
The original trilogy of books featured the vampire outbreak and enslavement of New York City, as well as the fallout of a world eventually besieged by vampires, which obviously gives us some idea of where the series may be heading. While the third season received a reduced episode load, it’s reassuring to know that FX will allow the series to conclude properly and see the TV adaptation allowed to fulfill its vision.
Are you excited to know that we’ll see the conclusion to The Strain play out over the next two seasons? Have you been a fan of the show since the beginning or will this news inspire you to check out the series again? Let us know in the comments section below!