The Strain: Renewed for Fourth and Final Season by FX

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The Strain still has life left in it.

FX announced today The Strain has been renewed for Season 4, but that season will also bring the show to its thrilling and dramatic conclusion.

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“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 FX Networks president of original programming Nick Grad.

“Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”

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“It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first,” said 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.”

Back With Friends - The Strain

Currently airing its third season on FX, The Strain has the very survival of humanity at stake. New York City is a battleground.

Written off by the federal government, the people of New York are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and strigoi.

Our heroes win victories, but are not winning the war. Beset by personal conflicts – betrayal, disappointment, paranoia – our group is splintering…

Meanwhile, the Master is close to executing an irreversible transformation of the world.

Is there still hope to save the city and humanity?

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.

Cuse has other projects in the works, including the final season of A&E's Bates Motel, USA Network's Colony and the upcoming Jack Ryan series on Amazon.

FX recently amassed 18 Emmy Awards for their series, including The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and an amazing first win for Louie Anderson for his work on the comedy Baskets. 

Other shows currently on their schedule include American Horror Story, Archer, Fargo, Better Things and Atlanta. 

If you have missed any of the madness so far, you can watch The Strain online right here via TV Fanatic.

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Love is going to guide them all back. To their homes. To their loved ones.


He's back. I don't know if I have the strength to do it all over again.