The second season of FX’s vampire drama The Strain will receive its UK premiere on UKTV’s Watch channel on Wednesday August 26th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Based on the series of novels by Chuck Hogan, The Strain follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. The drama series is produced by FX Productions and stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. The show’s first season was a ratings hit, with an average audience of just under 420K viewers.
In the 13 episode second season of The Strain, 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. 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 after our team. The team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable, before they become monsters themselves.
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