LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- FX has renewed their horror drama The Strain for a fourth and final season.
"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," said FX Networks president of original programming Nick Grad in a statement.
"Though we're sad to see it go, we fully support the way in which they are crafting the fourth season's dramatic conclusion," he continued.
Now in the middle of its third season, the series is set to return for Season 4 in summer 2017. Created by del Toro and Hogan who based the series on their novel trilogy of the same name, The Strain was originally intended to last only three seasons according to executive producer and showrunner Cuse.
"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," added Cuse in a statement.
"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," he continued.
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Max Charles, Ruta Gedmintas, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis and Joaquín Cosío, The Strain airs Sunday's at 10 p.m. on FX.