TORONTO, ONTARIO. When we left the heroes of FX's "The Strain," the present was looking bleak.
The New York City skyline already exhibited signs of the bedlam caused by the gradual infiltration of vampiric forces turning ordinary people into monomaniacal bloodsuckers bent on devouring loved ones.
And as we ended the first season, the plucky anti-vampire resistance made up of virologists, ratcatchers and other motley believers, had just been dealt a major blow when direct sunlight failed to kill The Master.
It's late March and "The Strain" star Corey Stoll doesn't necessarily seem gloomy about the future.
Sitting in a ballroom at the Toronto hotel serving as a location for a late-Season 2 "Strain" episode, Stoll admits that Dr. Ephraim Goodweather isn't just dealing with the undead this season, but will continue to face his own demons.