The Strain got a green light for a second season. It comes with a 13-episode order, and it will premiere in 2015.
FX CEO John Landgraf had this to say in a statement:
“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain. 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.”
Del Toro, who directed the pilot episode and co-wrote the books with Chuck Hogan, added,
“I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus! 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 went on to say,
“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.”