‘The Strain’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date and a College Course Available Online

‘The Strain’ season 2 finally has a premiere date set on FX as well as a new college course being offered through the lens of the series in California…

‘The Strain’ season 2 is finally set for a return on Sunday night July 12 at 10pm ET on FX.

The new season picks up following the conclusion of last year’s battle between Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his band of vampire hunters after failing to take down The Master and stop the plague wiping out New York City.

Season 2 promises even more thrills and chills — check out a description of the season below:

“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 (Mia 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.”

In addition to ‘The Strain’ returning for season 2, there’s a new college course being taught for free online by UC Irvine with a focus on some of the major issues that cover the vampire series on FX.

The course description below:

“Free online college course will teach about parasites, cyber attacks and disease dynamics through the lens of the FX original series, “The Strain,” from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based on the New York Times best-selling novels “The Strain Trilogy,” by del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The three-week course, titled “Fight or Die: The Science Behind FX’s ‘The Strain,’” will be offered on Instructure’s MOOC platform, Canvas Network, and will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of UC Irvine faculty: Pavan Kadandale, molecular biology and biochemistry; Hadar Ziv, information and computer science; and Sarah Eichhorn, physical sciences. These faculty will lead course modules designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of parasites, cyber attacks and disease dynamics—all of which have become mainstream topics due to recent news events ranging from the measles outbreak in Disneyland to large-scale cyber attacks impacting customers of major brands like Sony.

Enrollment in the course is currently available for free to anyone in the world via www.canvas.net/strainmooc. The first course module will begin three weeks before the Season 2 premiere, with subsequent courses opening each Monday for the next four weeks.”

So get ready for ‘The Strain’ season 2 with a new college course and then watch the new season on FX starting Sunday night, July 12 at 10pm ET.

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