With six of the thirteen episodes of season one having aired, FX has given Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse's vampire drama The Strain the green light for a second thirteen episode season to air in 2015. The networks first ever airing of an original series on a Sunday night drew in 4.73 million initial viewers and 12.7 million overall.
"I am thrilled! Another season to spread the virus!" said del Toro, who directed the pilot and co-wrote the books with Chuck Hogan. "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."
And Cuse, "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."