Go behind the scenes of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain's with first look at Season 2

We’re still a month away from the return of Guillermo del Toro’s horror series The Strain, but here’s a first look at what we can expect once the gory vampire drama returns.

As fans are well aware, much of the first season was used to set up what’s happening this year, and producer Carlton Cuse goes so far as to say year two will focus on the full-blown "vampire apocalypse." Yeah, there’s definitely some stakes to this one. The first-look trailer includes some fresh footage, along with interviews with Cuse and cast members Corey Stoll and David Bradley.

Here’s the official synopsis for Season 2:

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

Season 2 of The Strain debuts July 12 on FX.

(Via Collider)

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