ABOVE PHOTO: Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope in “Wayward Pines.”
By Tambay A. Obenson
Shadow and Act
Fox has announced that “Wayward Pines” will return for a second season on Wednesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series, from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan comes back for what will be a 10-episode season of the psychological thriller which is based author Blake Crouch’s international best-selling series of books.
This season will star Jason Patric, Djimon Hounsou and Hope Davis, picking up after the shocking events of season one, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race.
Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens, Nimrat Kaur, Josh Helman, and Kacey Rohl.
Additionally, several season one cast members will appear in season two, including Terrence Howard (didn’t he die in season one???), Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Melissa Leo, Tim Griffin, Shannyn Sossamon and Charlie Tahan.
Season one ranked assummer 2015’s No. 1 broadcast scripted series among Adults 18-49. The series – about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in a sleepy Northwest town, and the shocking results of his investigation – ranked among summer 2015’s top 10 broadcast programs overall among Adults 18-49.
“Wayward Pines” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. The series is executive-produced by Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan, Blake Crouch and M. Night Shyamalan. Mark Friedman also serves as executive producer and showrunner.