It’s war! The battle lines are now clearly drawn between the band of New York City survivors led by CDC epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and the neo-vampires of FX’s The Strain in season 2. Below is the very first trailer for the second season of the hit thriller, exclusively on

“We’re going to take back this island one block at a time,” declares a city councilwoman (newcomer to the show Samantha Mathis). That’s going to be a pretty tough mission based on some of the shots in this video, which show Manhattan now entirely overrun by vamps, while their ancient Master undergoes a “wonderous transformation” (and you know that can’t be good). The Strain gets re-released this summer.

Also, FX is set to release this teaser poster art (which is thankfully rather less disturbing than season 1’s notorious poster):