Renewed: The Strain
Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's horror-mystery will return with another 13 episodes.
The Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse series, which premiered in Australia last month on FOX8, will return with 13 episodes in 2015.
Based on the book trilogy from Chuck Hogan and del Toro, it stars Corey Stoll as a CDC doctor, who investigates a vampire virus that infects New York.
In the US it premiered to 3 million viewers but that grew to 8 million total viewers with repeats and timeshifting, with 2.43 million among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. FX notes that the series premiere ranks as the most-watched in FX history with 12.7 million total viewers.
Hollywood Reporter notes producers are looking at either a three or five-season run, with no decision on whether the final two books should be one season each or split into multiple runs.