Currently in the midst of its third season, FX has confirmed that it has renewed its vampire drama “The Strain” for a fourth season which will also serve as the show’s last.
FX programming presidents Nick Grad and Eric Schrier said the ending was a creative decision made by the producers with showrunner Carlton Cuse saying the original intent was for this series adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire novel trilogy to only go three seasons anyway.
“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.”
Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones and Samantha Mathis star in the series with the fourth season to air next Summer.