Well, it's nice to know that angry fans and terrible reviews of his recent efforts aren't darkening the creative spirits of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. Here he lends his producer talents to Wayward Pines, a kooky, Lynchian TV series coming to Fox in 2015 that brings up immediate comparisons to dark psychosexual fare like Twin Peaks and Wild Palms.
Gird yourself and have a look.
Here's the official synopsis:
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. Based on the best-selling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), "WAYWARD PINES" is the intense new mind-bending event thriller evocative of the classic cult hit “Twin Peaks.”
Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon; Crash, City of Ghosts) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. Ethan is the logical choice for the mission. He's one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He's also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino; Watchmen, “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. 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 may be 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.
Wayward Pines is created by Chad Hodge (“The Playboy Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Hodge, Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job) and Ashwin Rajan (After Earth). Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode.
Care to join the insanity when Fox rolls out this surreal series next year?
(Via Dread Central)