FX has announced that Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s horror series The Strain (it’s the one about the vampires with really long tongues) will end with season four. Season three is currently airing in the States on FX and in the UK on W. Season four will air late summer 2017.
This new comes as a slight surprise to BUZZ for a couple of reasons. First because last year showrunner Carlton Cuse seemed pretty sure this time last year that the show needed five seasons to tell its story: “We have a very definite end-point in mind… We need to see this story come to its conclusion and I think five seasons will be just about the right amount of time.”
Secondly, the season three premiere was so monumentally dull, we though the series was secretly trying to get cancelled earlier. BUZZ actually has a soft spot for the show, but season three has been a disappointment so far. Hopefully it’ll pick up!
“We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain,’” says FX boss Nick Grad. “Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”
“It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first,” says Cuse. “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.”