About Wayward Pines

From M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “The Visit”) and based on Blake Crouch's international best-selling series of books, hit psychological thriller Wayward Pines premiered in 2015 and was renewed for a second season that aired in 2016.

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.

Season 1

Wayward Pines’s first season was based on author Blake Crouch’s The Wayward Pines Trilogy and starred Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, Carla Gugino as Kate Hewson, Toby Jones as David Pilcher, Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger, Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke, Julliette Lewis as Beverly Brown, Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler, Melissa Leo as Pamela “Pam” Pilcher, and Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope.

In season 1, U.S. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke 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 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 Pilcher 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.

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?

Season 2

After an intense and thrilling season 1, Wayward Pines returned for a final, second season and added Jason Patric as Dr. Theodore “Theo” Yedlin, Nimrat Kaur as Rebecca Yedlin, Josh Helman as Xander Beck, Tom Stevens as Jason Higgins, Kacey Rohl as Kerry Campbell, Hope Davis as Megan Fisher, and Djimon Hounsou as Christopher James “C.J.” Mitchum to its main cast.

Season 2 picks up in the wake of Season 1, when Dr. Theo Yedlin awakes from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of a serious rebellion, as the residents of Wayward Pines battle over how to preserve the endangered human race.

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

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