The Strain Season 3 will be shorter and reduced to just 10 episodes. This is actually great news as fans have previously complained about slow plot progression especially in the second installment.
According to Entertainment Weekly, cutting the episode count will avoid last season?s excess fillers that will definitely make way for a wilder ride through Strigoi-infested New York. So, fans should get ready for a more fast-paced and intense new season.
In the upcoming season, New York City will be a battleground as humans fight to survive and hopefully defeat the Strigoi and the Master. But after the horrific events last season, the group is ?splintering? as the synopsis states. Will Eph and the group be able to put aside their personal conflicts in order to effectively fight against the blood-sucking Strigoi?
The Strain Season 3 trailer looks pretty intense as New York is overrun by the blood-suckers and it seems the whole world finally knows about it and is inflicting mass chaos. Palmer had controlled the flow of information in the first season so not everyone is aware of the plague.
In the trailer, we can hear Eph speak through some sort of radio or Television transmission. He says, ?It?s been 23 days since the world as we knew it ceased to exist.? Then we hear Setrakian?s saying, ?Denial, fear and confusion reign supreme. Paranoia has reached every corner of the globe,? while we see footages of the rest of the world in utter chaos.
Lastly, Vasiliy Fet says, ?If we have any hope of defeating this plague, it has to happen now? or never.?
It?s going to be a full-on battle in New York and the only way to stop this global outbreak is by defeating the Master. The only silver lining in the Season 2 finale was that Setrakian was able to get a hold of the Occido Lumen, the book which holds the secret to defeating the Master. With the help of other vampire-hunters, will Setrakian finally accomplish his life?s mission to kill the Master and ultimately stop the spread of the vampire strain around the world?
Here is the full synopsis for Season 3:
?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??
The Strain Season 3 premieres August 28, 10 p.m. E.T. on FX.