Looks like fans are getting their wishes as the eerie hit FOX show returns! Fans will no longer have to ask, “What channel is Wayward Pines on?” or “When does Wayward Pines come back?” The Wayward Pines season 2 premiere date is closer than you think; and just so you don’t miss a thing, we are going to be your Wayward Pines wiki.
Based on the Wayward Pines season 2 trailer, fans are going to love the shocks and thrills that the Wayward Pines season 2 cast will encounter.
Background on the Show
Before we spill our guts (so to speak), we should probably give some background about the show for newcomers who couldn’t help but get roped into the latest thriller. The show is a science-fiction thriller about the mysterious, eponymous Idaho town (Wayward Pines). U.S. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) was investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents who went missing in the seemingly harmless town of Wayward Pines. But as (bad) luck would have it, Dillon’s character is in a car accident and wakes up unable to leave or contact the outside world. He then finds one of the agents dead, of course, and the other (Carla Gugino) settled down in town. She also happens to be Burke’s former lover, which sounds complicated already.
The town isn’t as nice as one would think and the people are trapped there by a set of rules, ordered by the town’s strict Sheriff Alan Pope, played by Empire’s Terrence Howard. Anyone who tries to leave the town is given a public execution known as a “reckoning.” This forces Burke to find the truth and gives him hard choices to make when he does, encountering danger and secrets along the way.
Based on the Books
The show was adapted from the book series by author Blake Crouch. It was picked up by FOX in 2013 and is produced by M. Night Shaymalan. The book series is also a trilogy, and the TV series holds true to the original source material except for a few tweaks in last season’s finale. The show consists of 10 episode arcs, which means not one episode goes to waste, which fans can appreciate.
Comparisons to Twin Peaks
But the show is not to be confused with Twin Peaks as it has its own sense of style and suspense. “I think when it’s all said and done, it has nothing to do with [‘Twin Peaks’], said executive producer M. Shaymalan in a HitFix interview. “The world is different. Everyone speaks different. That’s just the way it is. And in our…show, Wayward Pines, everyone’s acting very odd. You have to watch for 10 episodes and you’ll understand why they’re acting odd. There’s a reason. There’s a grounded reason.”
Purposely Short Season
Showrunner Chad Hodge spoke with Variety about a similar idea surrounding shorter TV series.
“I always envisioned it really as a limited run thing, because it was based on these books and I knew that the reveal of what Wayward Pines comes at the end of the first of three books [sic], and so that was going to be something that was going to happen relatively soon in the series,” he explained. “I was interested in sort of telling the story in the way that the author told it and that lent itself to a more compact event series.”
So, don’t miss the season 2 premiere! The air time and date is 9:00 p.m. EST tonight (May 25) on FOX.