What To Expect From THE STRAIN Season Four
The short answer is “anything.” Now that they’ve blown up New York and killed off the majority of the supporting cast, the gloves are off and anything goes. Details have been plenty scare regarding the storyline for this, the fourth and final season. While it’s sad to hear that this is the final run for the show, it’s heartening in that showrunner Carlton Cuse and creators Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro all came to the decision on their own. The network, FX, didn’t pull the plug. Rather the creative powers-that-be are choosing to end the story and are choosing to end it the way they want to end it; they are being given the time to complete their shared vision. This is a lot more than many television series get.
Here’s what FX is willing to tell us, in the form of an official synopsis: “[N]ine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the Strigoi are in control. The explosion at the end of season three 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 are now working for the Strigoi, operating with a single understanding—collaborate or die. With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back… All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it…THE STRAIN has the very survival of humanity at stake, with New York City as a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the citizens are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and Strigoi.” Geeze, that little punk Zack sure made a mess out of everything, didn’t he?
THE STRAIN season four debuts on Sunday July 16th.