Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s The Strain is coming to an end with its fourth and final season, which is set to premiere this Summer.
The Strain covers the story of what initially appears to be a viral outbreak in New York City, but the people investigating the phenomenon quickly realize that they’re dealing with a different kind of problem – vampires. What follows is a gruesome tale taking the gothic elements of classic vampires and mixing them with elements of a zombie apocalypse story. Adapted from a trilogy of novels by Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain proved to be popular enough that an initial three-season plan was stretched out to a four-season plan. The premise for the season is as follows (obvious spoilers for the previous seasons follow):
[The Strain] Season 4 picks up nine months later, with the world having fallen into darkness and the strigoi in control following the explosion at the end of Season 3 that triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime. Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans now are working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding — collaborate or die.
The fourth and final season of The Strain will arrive on July 16, 2017. The show’s cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, Max Charles, and Rupert Penry-Jones.