The Strain was one of the biggest TV hits of last summer, drawing high ratings and critical acclaim for its new take on vampires and its very effective approach to both body horror and a kind pre-apocalyptic thriller vibe. Personally, what I loved about the show was how much it changed from season premiere to season finale. The slow burn of the vampire outbreak quickly turned into a blaze and, by the finale, we were living in a different world. I was hoping season two would continue that trend, and from the looks of this trailer, it definitely is heading that way.
In the first full trailer for season two, we see not monsters and hunters, but soldiers on two sides of a war. The vampires have overrun New York City. leaving officials desperate to fight back and retake their metropolis from the hordes of strigoi. At the forefront of that fight are Eph (Corey Stoll), Setrakian (David Bradley) and Nora (Mia Maestro), who are all still devoted to hunting as many vampires as they can, while also looking for some kind of biological flaw they can exploit. On the other side, Eichhorst (Richard Sammel) promises a "wondrous transformation" for the Master, and Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) continues his quest to ultimately claim eternal life. Plus, Setrakian is still determined as ever to plunge his cane-sword into the Master's chest, and it looks like we'll finally get a better idea of what Quinlan (Stephen McHattie) and the undead ancients he represents are up to.
Check out the trailer:
And check out the new season-two poster. Don't worry, there are no icky eye-worms this time.
The Strain's second season doesn't have a premiere date yet, but it won't be long until summer, and more vampires.