‘The Strain’ Renewed by FX for Fourth and Final Season

Summer 2017 will kick off the conclusion of Carlton Cuse-Guillermo del Toro TV thriller

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FX has renewed “The Strain” for a fourth and final season, the cable channel said on Tuesday. Summer 2017 will mark the end of Carlton Cuse and Guillermo del Toro‘s thriller.

“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,’” said Nick Grad, one of two presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “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 come first,” added 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.”

“The Strain” sees the very survival of humanity at stake, and New York City is the battleground. Written off by the federal government, the people of the Big Apple are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and strigoi, per the official description.

The show’s heroes win victories, but are not winning the war. Beset by personal conflicts — betrayal, disappointment, paranoia — the group is splintering. Meanwhile, the Master is close to executing an irreversible transformation of the world. The series stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío.

In “The Battle of Central Park,” which airs this Sunday at 10 p.m., Fet strikes hard at the heart of the strigoi army while Justine embarks upon a risky mission to drive the strigoi out of Manhattan once and for all. Gus and Angel fight for their lives and their freedom, but are faced with a moral dilemma. The episode was written by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, and was directed by Deran Sarafian.

“The Strain” is based on the best-selling “The Strain Trilogy” by co-creators del Toro and Hogan, who executive produce and write for the show. Cuse is executive producer, showrunner, director and writer.

Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Thompson and Weddle also earn executive producer credits.

“The Strain” is produced by FX Productions.