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"Wayward Pines" (TV show) on FOX, premiering in mid-season 2013-2014, is an intense mind-bending event thriller evocative of the classic cult hit "Twin Peaks" that is based on the best-selling novel "Pines" by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs").

Imagine the perfect American town ... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines. 

Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, "Crash," "City of Ghosts") drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he's the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino, "Watchmen," "Entourage") better than anyone. They were more than partners; their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan's marriage. Everything changes when a truck slams into his car ... and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable Nurse Pam (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo, "The Fighter," "Treme") at his bedside.

It soon appears that Pam is more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes. As the mysteries within the town pile up, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic Dr. Jenkins (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones, "The Girl," the "Harry Potter" franchise), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker Harold Ballinger (Reed Diamond, "24," "Much Ado About Nothing"), Ethan forms a bond with Beverly (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis, "Hysterical Blindness," "Cape Fear"), a bartender who is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.

Back home in Seattle, Ethan's wife, Theresa Burke (Shannyn Sossamon, "40 Days and 40 Nights," "How to Make It in America"), a former Secret Service Agent trainee, is informed by Ethan's boss, Adam Hassler (Tim Griffin, "Prime Suspect"), that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car which was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They're still investigating. But this isn't enough for Theresa. So she sets out on her own search for her husband, along with their teenage son, Ben (Charlie Tahan, "The Harvest," "Charlie St. Cloud"). Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town's die-hard residents, especially Sheriff Arnold Pope (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, "Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf.

Ethan's continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What's wrong with Wayward Pines?

The cast includes Matt Dillon as Agent Ethan Burke, Carla Gugino as Agent Kate Hewson, Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam, Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins, Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope, Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger, Juliette Lewis as Beverly, Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler, and Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke.

Season 2

The second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season 1, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason 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. Djimon Hounsou will portray CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Hope Davis returns as Megan Fisher, who is in charge of the scientific research being conducted on the Abbies, and remains deeply involved in the development of the hearts and minds of the future of humanity — Wayward Pines' "First Generation." Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens ("Cedar Cove"), returning from Season 1 as Jason Higgins, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher's young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur ("Homeland") as Rebecca who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Josh Helman ("Mad Max: Fury Road," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") as Xander, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl ("Hannibal") as Kerry, one of Jason's lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines.

Additionally, several Season 1 cast members will appear in Season 2, including Terrence Howard (Sheriff Arnold Pope), Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson), Toby Jones (DR. Jenkins/David Pilcher), Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam), Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke) and Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke).

"Wayward Pines" is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Chad Hodge ("The Playboy Club," "Runaway") and executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line ("Green Lantern," "The Italian Job"), Hodge and Ashwin Rajan ("After Earth," "Devil"). Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode.




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WAYWARD PINES: FACTS

Network: FOX
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: May 14, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Company: FX Productions





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