FX’s compelling (and disturbing) The Strain returned for season two on July 12, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT with Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro back as researchers attempting to develop a biological weapon to fight against the epidemic. With the survival of mankind at stake, Eph (Stoll) and Nora (Maestro) have to make unethical choices, and during our 2015 San Diego Comic Con roundtable interview Maestro talked about what fans of the series can expect from this new season.
“There’s a lot of new characters and also the stakes are a lot higher,” explained Maestro when asked how season two expands on the set-up of season one. “Also, from a story plotline we don’t have to explain that anymore so you can get really in-depth with the characters and all the nuances between their relationships as well.”
Maestro went on to explain that Nora and Eph will be working on a vaccine. “That’s going to be their mission for a few episodes,” offered Maestro.
This season finds Nora on her own, without the support of any family after the devastating events of season one. “She becomes this really strong fighter,” said Maestro. Mentally, she’s a bit more prepared for what she must do in order to fight the epidemic. “She knows the right thing…you saw her killing her own mother in season one, so she knows the right thing is just to not let those monsters propagate and continue as a race. She doesn’t have that struggle anymore. She knows what the right thing to do is, but you’re going to see Nora with a more human side to whatever’s happening. I think that’s what she brings to the group. She has her own humanity and she has a lot of compassion, and a lot of the characters don’t have that.”
Watch the full interview for more from Mia Maestro on The Strain season 2:
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