the strain

If you haven’t been watching the incredibly well-done  TV series ‘The Strain,’ then you have been missing out – if you’re into that sort of thing (awesome sci-fi/horror mashup stories), of course.  Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan – based on the duo’s trilogy of novels of the same name – the story follows a slow viral outbreak of what appears to be vampirism.  The outbreak is slow to begin, anyhow; the show is about to start its third season, and it appears that things are about to take a very bad turn for non-infected humans.

To try and keep things as spoiler-free as possible for people who have not seen the show, I’ll gloss over some of the finer points, but the situation we find ourselves in at the start of this season is thus: the viral outbreak, which began in earnest after an airplane flight carrying “Patient Zero” landed at a New York City airport in the first episode of the first season, has reached epidemic proportions in NYC.  The US government, though, has bigger issues at hand; the virus is spreading nation-wide and world-wide, and a cure seems to be nowhere in sight.

Check out the video, as well as the official plot synopsis, below:

As season three begins, New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the people of New York City must fight for survival on their own. The question is who will win? Humans or strigoi? Our heroes win victories, but are not winning the war. Beset by personal conflicts – betrayal, disappointment, paranoia – our group is splintering… Meanwhile, the Master is close to executing an irreversible transformation of the world. Is there still hope to save the city and humanity?

Season 3 of ‘The Strain’ premieres Sunday, August 28th at 10pm on FX.

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Tony Schaab went to a convention once, and all he bought there was a towel; he patted himself on the back, however, when the Vogon Constructor Fleet showed up at Earth the next day.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.