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The first season of the FX horror series The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro, was a fun and action-packed take on the downfall of civilization at the hands of a virulent vampire plague. The series had knockout creature effects and put a unique spin on vampire mythology, taking a truly monstrous approach to the blood-sucking beasts. It also featured Corey Stoll in a wig. Steve recently caught up with showrunner Carlton Cuse at the junket for San Andreas and was able to speak with him briefly about the second season. While season one followed Stoll's band of survivors as they came to terms with the reality of vampires, the second season will see them go on the offense, and from the sound of it, it may see the end of Stoll's hair piece too. Check out their conversation and some quotes below and be aware there major season one spoilers. »
- Haleigh Foutch
FX announced yesterday that the second season of The Strain, its hit vampire thriller series, will premiere July 12 at 10 p.m.
The series, from showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and co-creators Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak) and Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves – which was adapted into The Town), centers on the efforts of a ragtag band of heroes led by a Cdc scientist (Corey Stoll) to defeat a vampire epidemic spreading through New York City. In the second season, the team’s attempt to defeat the all-powerful Master has failed, and the epidemic continues to spread. With no backup and a limited amount of time to end the madness once and for all, it’s up to the citizens of NYC to fight or die.
- Isaac Feldberg
"I vowed to hunt the Master until the day I died. If today is that day, so be it." Abraham Setrakian is back to strike the growing ranks of strigoi with his silver sword in the sophomore season of FX's The Strain, premiering July 12th at 10:00pm Est:
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) -- "Los Angeles, May 19, 2015 – The Strain returns to FX this summer for its highly-anticipated second season on Sundays at 10 Pm e/p, beginning July 12th. The award-winning thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, was the most-watched new cable drama of 2014.
As the second season unfolds, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. »
- Derek Anderson
FX’s infectious sci-fi series “The Strain” will return to its Sunday time slot for its second season, premiering at 10 p.m. on July 12.
The time continues to be an outside-the-box choice for the network, which usually prefers to air high-profile dramas during the week nights. But it paid off last season, when “The Strain” was the most-watched new scripted series of all basic and pay cable networks in adults 18-49 (2.4 million).
The second season of the thriller is set when New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic. It follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) as they concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the culprits’ entire history … and possibly a way to kill them.
- Whitney Friedlander
The Strain will unleash its second season on Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c, FX has announced.
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Season 1 of the vampire “outbreak” drama was 2014’s most-watched new scripted cable series in Adults 18-49, averaging 2.4 million weekly viewers.
In Season 2, the logline reads, “It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down »
FX has unveiled the first poster and trailer for the second season of the hit vampire horror TV show The Strain, and we have it for you below!
Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan and based on their hit series of books, The Strain stars Corey Stroll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel and Jonathan Hyde and will run for 13-episodes.
Season two continues the war between humans and vampires as the hunt for a cure for the deadly virus becomes desperate while the virus spreads through the entire United States. Elsewhere, The Master continue with his evil scheme to take over the world.
- Scott J. Davis
FX’s The Strain was one of the more enjoyable shows of last summer, a knowingly ridiculous but still deliciously creepy thriller about the spread of a vampire epidemic through modern New York City. After a crazy cliffhanger of a season finale in which the ancient Master escaped the clutches of vampire hunters including Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) and Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the series will finally be returning at some point this summer, and FX has allowed the first footage from season 2 to escape quarantine (via EW).
Though the first season mostly saw the vampire epidemic spread quietly underground, that’s definitely no longer the case. “We’re going to take back this island one block at a time,” a city councilwoman (fresh face Samantaha Mathis) declares to the human survivors. The Master and his army of strigoi aren’t going to make that easy, but at least she »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series – from Executive Producers – Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan – along with behind-the-scenes special features that explore the story’s journey from bestselling novel to hit show.
When a freak virus kills most of the passengers on an airplane, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. The only way to stop the terrifying disease is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature whose evil intent seems more powerful than any force on Earth – in this chilling series that also stars Mía Maestro, David Bradley and Sean Astin.
- Jonathan James
Madrid – Spanish producer Antonio Saura (“The City of No Limits,” “Fados,” “Silence in the Snow”), also co-deputy chair of the European Film Academy, has been appointed executive director of Madrid-based world sales company Latido Films, a force not only in Spain but also Latin America and, increasingly, Eastern Europe.
Latido’s Berlin Fest slate will feature one of Saura’s latest productions, selected Wednesday for its Culinary Cinema section: “Sherry & The Mystery of Palo Cortado,” helmed by Jose Luis Lopez Linares, Spain’s foremost docu-feature filmmaker.
A delegate producer on Alex de la Iglesia’s milestone 1995 genre comedy “The Day of the Beast,” when he worked for Andres Vicente Gomez at Iberoamericana Films, Saura was also a founder of the Media Business School, one of the E.U.’s major audiovisual training initiatives. He replaces Silvia Iturbe, who guided Latido’s diversification into non-Latino films as production levels have plunged in Spain, »
- John Hopewell
FX has announced that season two of The Strain will kick off this summer. There will be 13 episodes.
On The Strain, a team of disease control experts are called in to investigate when a plane lands in New York with 200 corpses on board. They soon discover that a viral outbreak has begun that could overtake humanity. The first season's large cast included Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, and Robert Maillet. (more…) »
FX’s The Strain was one of the summer’s guiltiest pleasures, an immeasurably silly but still compelling thriller about a group of Cdc scientists attempting to stem the flow of a centuries-old vampire epidemic purposely brought to New York by an ancient evil. And though we’ll have to wait until the summer to see where it goes in season 2, FX is ensuring that we keep The Strain in mind by unveiling a new teaser for the series.
It seems early for the network to be promoting The Strain again, but it did market the first season for many months before its summer premiere as well. There’s not much context to the teaser, though if the show can follow through on the promise of depicting a full-on, bloodsuckers-versus-humans battle in the streets of New York, that will already be a step up on season 1, which only mounted a few truly impressive action sequences. »
- Isaac Feldberg
FX has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Season 2 of The Strain, which teases the epic battle being fought between good and evil in New York City. The trailer begins with a seemingly idyllic shot of the Statue of Liberty, but from an overhead angle we can see this iconic landmark is just one of many battlegrounds between humanity and the evil that has been unleashed on the Big Apple. Unfortunately, we don't see any main cast members in this trailer, but it gives fans a sense of the epic scope that we'll see in Season 2.
FX officially renewed this hit series for Season 2 back in August, with a premiere set for sometime this summer, although an exact date has not been announced yet. In Season 2 of The Strain, the war will continue between humans and vampires, as the Cdc's Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mía »
12 items from 2015
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