FX has slotted the second-season premiere of vampire drama series The Strain for July 12 at 10 PM. Based on the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain tells the story of Dr. Goodweather, the head of the Centers 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. As Season 2 unfolds, the transformation has begun. New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die.

Season 1 of The Strain was 2014’s most-watched new scripted series among all basic and pay cable networks in Adults 18-49 (2.4 million), according to Nielsen and FX.

The Strain hails from showrunner/EP/writer Carlton Cuse along with co-creators/EPs/writers del Toro and Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado executive produce. The Strain is produced by FX Prods.