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

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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