Ah, "The Strain." How we love thee... Let me count the weird little vampire worms and copious concentration camp flashbacks. If there's a single guilty pleasure TV show we watch with the least amount of guilt possible, it's "The Strain," the excessively violent, altogether gooey FX series that is based on a series of novels by Guillermo del Toro (who directed "Pacific Rim") and Chuck Hogan (who wrote "The Town"). So it is, with some giddy pleasure we report that the Toronto-based Global News is saying the show will return for a second season.
The series is shot in Toronto, making for some of the least convincing "New York City" moments since "Short Circuit 2," and apparently the show will gear up for production in mid-November. Sounds good to us.
For those of you who are instead watching some kind of high class BBC America thing, "The Strain" is a juicy horror tale about what happens when a jumbo jet lands at JFK and everyone on board is dead. Or... seemingly dead. Turns out this event is actually the beginning of a worldwide vampire plague, orchestrated by some very old monsters and some very horrible humans. So it's up to a ragtag team of survivors to attempt to curb the vampire menace, led by a CDC official (Corey Stoll, in easily the most ridiculous wig on television), an exterminator (Kevin Durand) and a Holocaust survivor (David Bradley). It's so, so, so much fun.
Del Toro and Hogan, along with executive producer Carlton Cruse, are expected to return for the second season. Just think about how many more people it will gross out!