‘Wayward Pines’ Event Series to Premiere in May on Fox

'Wayward Pines' Event Series Premiere May

Fox thinks the world of its upcoming M. Night Shyamalan event series “Wayward Pines,” giving the psychological thriller’s premiere an unprecedented day-and-date launch in 125 countries.

The network and Fox International Channels announced on Tuesday the global rollout of the 10-episode “Wayward Pines,” which will premiere Thursday, May 14 at 9 p.m. on the network while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

The debut will be the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever.

The series stars Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the cast includes Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Toby Jones, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan and  Juliette Lewis.

“Wayward Pines” is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Hodge (“The Playboy Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (“Green Lantern,” “The Italian Job”), Ashwin Rajan (“Devil”), Chad Hodge and Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode.

“Wayward Pines” will take over the Thursday at 9 timeslot occupied earlier in spring by Rainn Wilson drama “Backstrom.”


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  1. scythekhotic says:

    This show is based on a series of books by Blake Crouch. If the show is half as good as the books, we’ll be in for a treat.

  2. lustmorde says:

    According to IMDb he only directed one episode is one of 4 executive producers – not the creator or even a writer. How does that make it an M. Night show?

  3. jhs39 says:

    It could be that Fox is going with an unprecedented day and date international launch because these days it’s harder to sell an M. Night Shyamalan project after people have actually see it. Wayward Pines sounds like an obvious Twin Peaks wannabe. Maybe Shyamalan has gotten his groove back but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  4. I hope and pray that Wayward Pines that the 10 hour series will bring back to life M. Night Shyamalan’s career.

    • jhs39 says:

      I don’t. He’s an egotistical jerk who thought he was the most talented filmmaker in Hollywood and that anyone who didn’t let him do any movie he wanted (Disney with Lady in the Water) were foolish for not recognizing his genius. He did an interview before Unbreakable came out where he said he would consider the movie a failure if it wasn’t both the highest grossing movie of the year and the Academy Award winner for Best Picture.

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