FX has debuted the first trailer for the second season of Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain, and it appears the ammonia-laden Strigoi fecal matter has completely hit the fan, as the war between humans and the vampires has escalated from covert to "the city is overrun and also on fire."

If you read my recaps of The Strain season one, you'll know I didn't much care for the show, but it seems like season two should be a significant improvement. First of all, The Strain badly needed a major dose of craziness, and an all-out vampire war sounds like an easy way to achieve that. Second, the show's biggest problem was how outrageously long it took to get all the main characters involved in the plot; now it seems like everyone should be up-to-speed and actively fighting against or for the vampires right from the get-go. Third, well, season two can't really do anything about the stupidity of the British lady "breaking the internet" which somehow prevented TV shows, phones, radios, and basic human conversation from mentioning the constant murders and tentacle-tongue-wielding monsters rampaging though the city, but if the vampires are out in the open, it no longer matters. Here's hoping.

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Oh, one more thing — apparently Corey Stoll's character's kid Zach has been recast with Max Charles from American Sniper. We'll see how that works out when The Strain season two premieres this summer.

[Via Bloody Disgusting]