The ambitious vampire thriller The Strain is coming to an end, but the creators will get to wrap up the saga on their own terms.
Deadline reports FX has picked up the series for a fourth and final season. The show is currently airing its third season, and the timeline will give the creative team more than enough time to set up the final endgame. Producers Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan were talking up the announcement as a joint decision between all parties — which is great news for fans.
Here’s Cuse’s comment on the annoucement:
“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 3, 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 4. We are deeply grateful to FX for supporting our vision and for allowing us to end the show on our own timetable.”
Looking back, it’s amazing how far this series has come since its first season. What started as a relatively small mystery has mushroomed into a battle for humanity itself. New York has been abandoned by the federal government as a battleground, as the battle against vampires reaches a critical turning point. Season 3 has been insane, and we’d imagine Season 4 will only be crazier.
The Strain’s final season will air in the summer of 2017.