The Strain: Season 3 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Content with mediocrity, The Strain suffers under the weight of a stagnant story, scraping by on the pedigree of its style and visual effects.


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Air date: Aug 28, 2016
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It seems like the end for New York City: Its streets are run by strigoi, the government is on the verge of abandoning it, the blood factories Thomas Eicchorst (Richard Sammel) built are up and running, and the bioweapon Eph Goodweather (Corey Stoll) developed is losing its effectivity. Eph himself is sinking fast because of his recent losses. But even though the Master (Robin Atkin Downes) seems to have the upper hand, Quinlan (Rupert Penry-Jones) and Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) have the Occido Lumen, a key to potentially defeating the Master and his strigoi once and for all. The third season of "The Strain" also stars Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer, Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather, Max Charles as Zach Goodweather, Joaquin Cosio as Angel Hurtado, Miguel Gomez as Gus Elizalde, Samantha Mathis as Justine Feraldo, Cas Anvar as Sanjay Desai, Kevin Durand as Fet, and Ruta Gedmintas as Dutch Velders.


Corey Stoll
as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather
Mia Maestro
as Dr. Nora Martinez
Kevin Durand
as Vasiliy Fet
Natalie Brown
as Kelly Goodweather
Jonathan Hyde
as Eldritch Palmer
Richard Sammel
as Thomas Eichorst
Robert Maillet
as The Master
Jack Kesy
as Gabriel Bolivar
Miguel Gómez
as Augustin "Gus" Elizalde
David Bradley
as Professor Abraham Setrakian
Ruta Gedmintas
as Dutch Velders
Max Charles
as Zack Goodweather
Roger R. Cross
as Mr. Fitzwilliam
Drew Nelson
as Matt Sayles
Nikolai Witschl
as Ansel Barbour
Sean Astin
as Jim Kent
Regina King
as Ruby Wain
Leslie Hope
as Joan Luss
Ben Hyland
as Zack Goodweather
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Critic Reviews for The Strain Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

The Strain's third season opener didn't pull any punches when it came to showcasing just how deeply the Stirgoi have now infiltrated New York.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's as if the show knows how many of its viewers can't stand Zach and went full troll on them. It was glorious.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

While the episode was loaded with action, it was a pretty generic way to kick off the season.

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Fet's emotional journey, played pitch perfectly by the superb Kevin Durand, is something The Strain has always handled perfectly throughout its three-season run.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The real shame of getting so overinvolved in unnecessary subplots is that there is less time for the vampire-slaying action many come to The Strain for in the first place.

Aug 30, 2016 | Full Review…

A lot of this finale doesn't hit home in the way it should.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Strain simply can't afford to stand still for much longer.

Aug 29, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Strain has always been at its best when it's about two things: hunting down vampires and letting Corey Stoll's Ephraim swill gallons of hard liquor to either numb his exhaustion or give him the nerve to continue the hunt.

Aug 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Even at a plodding pace, The Strain usually manages to entertain.

Aug 29, 2016 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Still very much the thrill-a-minute lovechild of a macabre master and a novelist with a pronounced knack for the nasty, The Strain remains a juicy, pulpy, often delectable piece of summer programming in season 3.

Aug 28, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Strain: Season 3


Highly disappointing third season that did not advance the plot at all.


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