Following last month's announcement that The Strain Season 2 debuts July 12, FX has released a first look at the highly-anticipated season. Executive producer Carlton Cuse discusses how the story unfolds in the first season, with a mysterious plane that triggers the beginning of a vampire apocalypse, while series star Corey Stoll (Ephraim Goodweather) revealing that the vampire threat grows even more in the second season. We also hear from The Strain stars Ruta Gedmintas (Dutch Velders), Natalie Brown (Kelly Bradley), David Bradley (Abraham Setrakian), Mía Maestro (Nora Martinez) and Kevin Durand (Vasilly Fet), who offer their own insight into the new season.

As the second season unfolds, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied: New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil, the Master, and failed. Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mía Maestro) concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi's entire history...and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after our team.  Our team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable ... before they become monsters themselves.

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The Strain hails from Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer Carlton Cuse along with Co-Creators/Executive Producers/Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado serve as Executive Producers. Take a look at this new preview for The Strain, before the new season arrives July 12.