The Strain has been renewed for a fourth season, which will serve as the series’ last, FX Productions has announced.
Showrunner Carlton Cuse, as well as Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan will be back to steer the final chapter, which will premiere sometime next summer.
“We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain,” FX original programming president Nick Grad said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”
The Strain was originally pitched as a three-season story, but after developing the series, Cuse, del Toro, and Hogan realized they could extend the narrative a bit further. Just last month, Cuse said the end for The Strain was in sight and the team was looking at how to wrap up the series following their work on Season 3.