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The premiere for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming vampire horror show, The Strain, is only a few days away, but the legendary director is already thinking long term and has confirmed the show will run for no more than five seasons.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, del Toro revealed:

We will not go beyond the fifth season. I don’t want this to be a show that stays on until it’s not successful. I would like it to end the way the books are mapped. I don’t want to spoil, but we are going to do what we do at the end of the second book at the end of the second season — we will do that big finale. We know where we’re going and it’s exciting.

So that's a guarantee of five years of terrifying vampire attacks then. Thanks Guillermo!

As a massive fan of the trilogy of novels on which this show is based, I can't wait to see the source material adapted to the screen. And the finale at the end of Season 2 that del Toro mentioned above? All I'll say is it might well be the most spectacular thing we've ever seen on TV.

[The Strain](series:936019) arrives July 13 at 10/9c on FX.


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