FX announced yesterday that “The Strain” has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Currently halfway through Season 3, the horror series will air its final season in the summer of 2017. It will conclude the stories of its various characters including the treacherous and devious Master, strigoi hunters Fet, Eph, Setrakian, Dutch, Gus, Angel and Quinlan.
However, how will “The Strain” end? The show’s executive producer, Carlton Cuse teased, “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, [the book’s writers and show’s executive producers] Guillermo [del Toro], Chuck [Hogan] 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.”
What could the producers’ “fantastic plan” be? If one were to look at the books, the final book in the series, “The Night Eternal,” could give hints as to how The Master’s tale ends. However, “The Strain” series deviates a lot from the books. For example, in the third book, Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) is alive and kicking.
According to the book, the story ends two years after the vampire virus has taken over the world. The Master grooms Eph’s (Corey Stoll) son Zack (Max Charles) to be his next host body while the world is on the brink of destruction.
It isn’t Setrakian (David Bradley) but Eph that translates the Occido Lumen and figures out that The Master originated from one of the thousand islands in Lake Ontario. He bombs the island. Unfortunately, Eph, Quinlan and Zack die in the explosion. The good news is that The Master dies and also his strain. Fet (Kevin Durand) and Nora are the only survivors.
“The Strain” Season 3 airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.
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