‘Wayward Pines’ Season 2 Casts Jason Patric in Leading Role

'Wayward Pines' Season 2 Storyline Revealed,

The second installment of “Wayward Pines” will star Jason PatricVariety has learned.

“The Lost Boys” alum will play Dr. Theo Yedlin, a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.

Season 2 of Fox’s breakout psychological thriller from M. Night Shyamalan is set to return this summer with 10 episodes.

“Jason is an incredibly grounded and believable actor,” said Shyamalan. “I’m so excited for audiences to see what he brings to the world of ‘Wayward Pines.'”

The first season starred Matt Dillon. In the finale, his character Ethan died, along with a number of other key characters, making room for a new star when Fox announced that the drama — which was originally intended to be an event series — had been renewed. The pickup did not come as a total surprise, however, given the show’s success. (It ranked as the summer’s No. 1 scripted broadcast series among adults 18-49, averaging a multi-platform audience of 9.4 million viewers for the season.)

The new season picks up after the events of the first season with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Yedlin (Patric) awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and to help preserve the endangered human race.

“Wayward Pines” is based on Blake Crouch’s best-selling series of books. He returns as an exec producer for Season 2, along with Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan and Mark Friedman. Showrunner Chad Hodge departed after last season.

Patric has also appeared in “Narc” and “Rush.” He recently wrapped “The Yellow Birds” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette. He is repped by Link Entertainment and the Gersh Agency

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  1. Claire says:

    this guy is a narcissistic piece of shit

  2. Morna blumer-vera says:

    Great show, but won’t be the same w/o Matt Dillon!

  3. annie says:

    I can’t wait for summer!!

  4. Please tell me that Shannyn Sossamon is coming back. If not, I’m done!

  5. 85wzen says:

    hmmm… well they had to get someone… Terance Howard was actually in Wayward! Matt Dillon looked really bored by the 4th disk and his death on the show was kind of low key to put it mildly… I hope they really look at the script closely, to further along Wayward… it does have a chance to improve but I fear that the ‘writing mill’ in Hollywood will not be up to it!

  6. Brian says:

    This doesn’t make any sense you can’t just end the first season on a cliffhanger and then just completely forget about it I mean what about Ethan’s son Ben what’s going to happen with him they can’t just forget about him not after the way the first season ended sorry shamalan but I think you need to rethink the way your gonna air the show

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