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Fox cancels Wayward Pines, two years later

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Feb 26, 2018

File this one in the "this hasn't happened yet?" folder. Apparently, Fox has just now canceled Wayward Pines. You may be thinking, "Wasn't Wayward Pines canceled a few years ago?" It wasn't, according to Variety.

Wayward Pines was an M. Night Shyamalan-produced series based on novels by Blake Crouch. Kind of a darker, more intense Twin Peaks, the show followed a Secret Service agent as he heads into Wayward Pines, Idaho, to search for two missing agents. He finds one of the agents -- a former lover -- who has settled into the seemingly idyllic town. But things soon go off the rails. There is no way out of the town, no contact outside the town, a sheriff who punishes rule-breakers with public execution, and mutant creatures just outside of the town.

The show aired for two seasons, over the summer of 2015 and 2016. But it is only now getting an official cancellation. At last year's Television Critics Association panel, Fox executives suggested that there was a possibility that the show could get a third season.

Shyamalan also wrote and directed the pilot episode of Wayward Pines. Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers also worked on the first season. The show starred Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Jason Patric, and Shannyn Sossamon.

Are you sad to say goodbye to the show, officially?