SPOILER ALERT: This story and above video contain details of the upcoming season of The Strain.

EXCLUSIVE: The horror series from EPs Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan has a biting tendency to be very heavy, but not today at Hall H in San Diego. In a special clip made just for Comic-Con, fans of The Strain were treated to a look at what the future could hold for the right-hand vampire to The Master. Estranged from his evil overlord, the ex-Nazi Commander Thomas Eichhorst has been forced to find new strains of revenue in pricey NYC – which means that padded room for victims now could make a good resting place for visitors to the Big Apple, at least for a night or two.

“I’ve also prided myself on being the finest host,” says Richard Sammel’s suave and bloodless Eichhorst in the video. Once you take a look at this clip, you probably will give him 5 stars yourself — OK, maybe 4 by a nose. Season 2 of The Strain debuts tonight on FX.