It may have escaped your notice but we love Guillermo Del Toro and pretty much everything he does. It’s not really favoritism, he’s just awesome.
But it looks like he and Carlton Cuse’s TV series The Strain – based on the books by Del Toro and Chuck Hogan – has been renewed for a second season by FX, reports Variety.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said: “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. It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”
Del Toro himself 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 said: “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.”
The Strain stars Carey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland and Miguel Gomez and airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on FX.
Season 2 will air in summer 2015