We’re a mere six days away from the hotly anticipated premiere of the fourth and final season of The Strain and to whet our appetite for
blood the post-apocalyptic vampire series’ swan song, FX has released a tense first-look sneak peek.
Premiering on July 16, Season 4 of The Strain will pick up nine months following the dramatic events of the Season 3 finale. The video features interviews with cast and crew and delves into the new look of the show and how truly bleak things are when the final season kicks off this coming Sunday.
Based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s book trilogy, the series is the brain child of executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost) and stars Ant-Man's Corey Stoll, David Bradley (who will star as the First Doctor in Doctor Who's upcoming Christmas special), Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, Max Charles and Rupert Penry-Jones as fan favorite (and mine!) Mr. Quinlan.
Now that the strigoi can move in the daylight, things are more dire than ever for our ragtag group of resistance fighters, led by Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll). Have a look at the Season 4 synopsis, then check out the new sneak peek as well as a cool banner below:
As the fourth and final season begins, nine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control. The explosion at the end of season three triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime. Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding — collaborate or die. With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back… All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it. In the face of annihilation…do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind?
(via Dread Central)