Following this report from last week, FX has officially ordered up 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse.
Season 2 of The Strain is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2015.
There are seven all-new episodes remaining in Season 1 airing Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.
The Strain marks the first time FX has aired an original series on Sunday night and the move has shown its mettle, ranking as the #1 new series on cable (broadcast or premium) in 2014 in delivery of Adults 18-49. The series also recorded the most-watched series premiere in FX history with 12.7 million Total Viewers, which surpassed the networks initial projection of 10 million Total Viewers.
The Strain is the first drama series produced solely by FXP (FX Productions).
Due to the popularity of the show, Fox Home Entertainment will release Season 1 of The Strain on DVD and Blu-ray everywhere on December 2nd.
Cuse said, “It’s been immensely satisfying over the last year-and-a-half to work with the incredible team at FX, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan to bring The Strain to life. I am grateful for all the blood, sweat and tears (but mostly blood) given to the project by all involved, and I could not be more excited to continue telling this epic story.”