The cast for M. Night Shyamalan’s new Twin Peaks-esque miniseries Wayward Pines is starting to come together, and he’s added a major sci-fi alum to the mix.
Carla Gugino (Sin City, Watchmen, Sucker Punch) has signed on for the “intense, mind-bending thriller” that will follow Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) as he searches for two missing agents.
Gugino will play Kate Hewson, the former partner and love interest of Dillon’s Agent Burke. Oh, and she’s also a resident of the namesake town Wayward Pines, where the investigation takes place.
The series is set to debut in 2014, and the only real mystery is how much of a reputation Shyamalan will have left once it debuts. From The Happening to recent flop (and truly awful movie) After Earth, his name doesn’t mean nearly as much as it did just a few years ago.
But Gugino is a solid actress, and Dillon’s casting could work out. Let’s just hope Shyamalan actually gives them something interesting to do.