By Dr. Zaius
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Wayward Pines debuted on FOX last May and became an immediate hit during its 10-episode run. The series, based on the stories by Blake Crouch, is about a strange Idaho town that is much more than it seems. Executive Produced by M. Night Shyamalan (who also directed the pilot), the show featured an amazing cast, including Oscar nominees Matt Dillon, Juliette Lewis, Terrence Howard, and Oscar winner Melissa Leo, alongside other veterans like Shannyn Sossamon, Carla Gugino, and Toby Jones. The show had a definite LOST vibe to it, mixing science fiction, supernatural, and intense drama.
To get ready for the debut of season 2, FOX has released several short preview videos to prep audiences for the all new season, which starts next week. Check out the videos below including the in-depth recap of season 1.
There is a wonderful use of juxtaposition, showing kids performing at a school show, with the silhouette of David Pilcher (Jones) in the background, only to flash in shots of the abbies (nickname for the “abnormals”) running wild, people being burned alive, and resisters chained up in hospital rooms. The First-Gen have no need it seems for the abbies, as Ms. Fisher (Hope Davis) leads the class in its mantra: “The only good Abby is a dead Abby”. The abbies are depicted similarly to the infected zombies of World War Z, hunting in packs and scaling the walls of the town. They also remind me of the cave-dwelling creatures in Neil Marshall’s 2005 The Descent.
Joining the returning Leo, Gugino, Davis, and Charlie Tahan are Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Amistad), and replacing Dillon in the lead is veteran Jason Patric (Lost Boys, Narc).
Wayward Pines returns to FOX on Wednesday, May 25th at 9:00 EST.
Season 1 In 7 | FOX BROADCASTING
Excited for Wayward Pines Season 2? Get caught up on all of the action and mystery in this Season 1 recap.
The Pageant | FOX BROADCASTING
The students of WAYWARD PINES Elementary School are putting on a special and creepy musical pageant celebrating its origins its founder David Pilcher.
Living Nightmare | FOX BROADCASTING
WAYWARD PINES returns for a second season on MAY 25, and life in the town is way worse than you could ever imagine.
The End Of The World | FOX BROADCASTING
WAYWARD PINES returns this MAY on FOX!
Fighting | FOX
The future is in danger in the all-new season of WAYWARD PINES.
The Return Of WAYWARD PINES | FOX BROADCASTING
Last summer’s #1 drama is back and it’s stranger than ever! WAYWARD PINES returns MAY 25 on FOX!