Djimon Hounsou Cast in ‘Wayward Pines’ Season 2

Djimon Hounsou Wayward Pines
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Djimon Hounsou has been cast in the second season of “Wayward Pines,” Fox announced Wednesday.

The Oscar-nominated “Blood Diamond” actor will play CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited.

Hounsou joins the previously announced Jason Patric, who is also a series regular in the upcoming season, which debuts this summer with 10 episodes.

Season two will pick up after the first season with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. As events unfold in Wayward Pines, the thoughtful and philosophical Mitchum (Hounsou), a former teacher, makes a decision that will affect the fate of Wayward Pines and every resident living there.

“Wayward Pines,” based on Blake Crouch’s best-selling series of books, hails from exec producer M. Night Shyamalan, who will exec producer season two with Crouch, Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan and Mark Friedman. Showrunner Chad Hodge departed after last season.

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  1. Bryan J. McLaughlin says:

    Wayward Ounes Pines was BY THE BEST favorite FAR my favorite short but sweet 2015 summer series!!!!!!! The last episode was somewhat disappointing, but given that he is air apparent new Pines masogynistic, psychopath leader, as well as his teachings, (akin to Hitlers’s brainwashing of the Hitler Youth, begun by ceri), so the kinds that do not question it is not at all surprising. I look forward with bated breath for the follow up season of Wayward Pines.
    M. Night has continued to astound me with his stories, always containing plot twists that I’m never ever able to figure out how the story will wind up. I’ve even seen Mr. Night’s first films. The first, Praying With Anger, the second Wide Awake, and every production afterward, especially The Village.
    You have a great talent in keeping your audience on the edge of their seats without utilizing an over abundance of gore, you accomplish this by expectation, which often turns out to be a twist that NO ONE sees coming, such as your masterful creation of “The Sixth Sense”. Please, if you could be so kind as to consider my request, I’d be forever grateful.
    You are the inspiration that caused me to begin writing again, and I’m forever indebted to you for such a gift. I’d abandoned writing when my father told me that you could never make a living from doing so. Now that I’m disabled, I find myself with plenty of time for writing.
    Thank-you in advance, no matter what the outcome.
    Sincerely,
    Bryan J. McLaughlin

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