It looks like there will be one more run of “The Strain” before we get around to the end of the road. Today, FX has confirmed that the series will be coming back for a fourth season — but also that it will be the final one.
As executive producer Carlton Cuse said in a statement today, apparently this is one more season than the show was at point set to even have:
“It is a true joy to work at FX where creative intentions always comes first … Our original plan was for the series to last three years. Once we began telling that story it expanded to be more. After finishing the writing on season three, Guillermo, Chuck and I looked at our remaining story and felt the best version could be told in one more season. We have a fantastic plan for an exciting and climatic season four. We are deeply grateful to FX for supporting our vision and for allowing us to end the show on our own timetable.”
Meanwhile, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, added the following:
“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 … Though we’re sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season’s dramatic conclusion.”
This announcement furthers along what we believe to be the Cuse tradition of ending series when the timing is right as opposed to dragging them out forever. This is a pattern that we saw with him previously with “Lost” at ABC, and is happening for “Bates Motel” over at A&E.
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