First casting news, plot intel on Season 2 of Fox's Wayward Pines

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Jan 14, 2019, 2:03 PM EST (Updated)

Despite so-so live numbers, the Fox event series Wayward Pines built a major audience thanks to DVR and time-shifting. Now it’s coming back for another year. So, what can we expect from the next saga of the creepiest little town on TV?

Spoilers ahead for Season 1 of Wayward Pines!

TV Line is reporting that Jason Patric (The Lost Boys, Sleepers) will star in the second season of the sci-fi mystery. He’ll play new character Dr. Theo Yedlin, described as “a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills become invaluable to Wayward Pines’ residents.” 

The second season will reportedly pick up where Year One left off, following Yedlin as he arrives in Wayward Pines to find the town in the middle of an all-out war with the First Generation as they fight over what the future of the human race will become. The first season ended with the First Generation (mostly a bunch of punk kids) seemingly seizing control of the town after it was overrun by the creature-like “abbies.”

“Jason is an incredibly grounded and believable actor,” said executive producer M. Night Shyamalan in a statement. “I’m so excited for audiences to see what he brings to the world of Wayward Pines.”

The first season was a fascinating experiment in WTF-craziness wrapped in a creepy mystery ala Twin Peaks. Season 2 looks to peel back that mystery and just play in the insane world left behind. It’ll be interesting to see how much of the cast actually returns (sadly, original star Matt Dillon’s character died in the Season 1 finale), considering that the series featured a few A-listers and lingered in development hell for a while before actually premiering. It'll likely be tough to lure many of them back.

Season 1 was insane, but it still followed its own internal logic. Here’s hoping Season 2 can do the same.


(Via TV Line