The Strain will return to UKTV’s Watch on Wednesday 26th August at 10pm it has been announced.
Based on the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the new season runs for 13 episodes. The series stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Mia Maestro (Alias) and David Bradley (Harry Potter).
Season one told the story of Dr. Ephriam Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Centers for Disease Control in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spread, Eph and his unlikely allies try to take it down – and fail.
As Season two unfolds, the transformation has begun. New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) 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 strigoi’s (vampires) entire history…and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after the team. The team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable … before they become monsters themselves.
The Strain comes from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado serve as Executive Producers. The Strain is produced by FX Productions.