Fear and confusion reign in this first official trailer for The Strain Season 3

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Jun 21, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT

Guillermo del Toro’s horror TV series The Strain (based on his own series of novels) is returning for a third season near the end of summer, and FX has finally unleashed the very first trailer ahead of the season premiere.

Set to premiere on Aug. 28, The Strain picks up 23 days after the world as-we-know-it has ceased to exist. We’re told that “fear and confusion reign supreme” as full-on paranoia has now spread to the rest of the globe. I mean, yeah, I totally get it. I’d be freaking out big time if I had those things coming after me.

Most of the main characters are back for Season 3 (Eph, Dutch, Gus, Fet, Setrakian, Mr. Quinlan), except for Dr. Nora Martinez, who was sadly killed off at the end of a pretty uneven Season 2, with the characters reaching an unprecedented level of stupid and the awesome Mr. Quinlan being criminally underused. Crossing my fingers Season 3 gets better. Check out the trailer:


This is an official synopsis for the show, although it's obviously from Season 2. Question is: Why wasn't it changed?

The transformation has begun.

It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi's entire history...and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures. They need to find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable...before they become monsters themselves.

The Strain will return to FX on Aug. 28. Will you be tuning in?

(via FX)