Darkness has officially fallen on The Strain, and not even the light of a July premiere may lift it. The fourth and final season of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire drama has an official summer debut date, and an ultra-bleak new synopsis picking up after Season 3’s nuclear finale.

FX has officially declared a final premiere for The Strain, renewing its Strigoi struggle to bow on Sunday, July 16. A new synopsis also reveals that nine months have passed since the finale, and boy – things are not looking great for humanity:

As the fourth and final season begins, nine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control. The explosion at the end of season three triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime. Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding – collaborate or die. With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back… All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it. In the face of annihilation…do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind?

Elsewhere, Season 4 of The Strain will feature Pixels star Jocelyn Hudon as Abby, Jess Salgueiro as “glamorous and tough young lady” Rosalinda and K.C. Collins as Roman, who helps the main characters in their fight for survival.

Check out a first teaser for FX’s The Strain Season 4 below, and prepare for the end this coming July.

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