At this weekend’s WonderCon, Fox presented the cast and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of last summer’s hit series Wayward Pines.
Wayward Pines, last summer’s No. 1 scripted series on broadcast television, returns for a second season Wednesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, the 10-episode, psychological thriller is based on the rich world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books.
Starring Jason Patric, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis, the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season One, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race. Hounsou will portray 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. Davis returns as Megan Fisher, who is in charge of the scientific research being conducted on the Abbies, and remains deeply involved in the development of the hearts and minds of the future of humanity — Wayward Pines’ “First Generation.”
Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens, returning from Season One as Jason Higgins, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher’s young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur as Rebecca, who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Josh Helman as Xander, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl as Kerry, one of Jason’s lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines. Additionally, several Season One cast members will appear in Season Two, including Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Melissa Leo, Tim Griffin, Shannyn Sossamon and Charlie Tahan.