Jason Patric to star in the second season of Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines was a bit of a surprise hit for Fox last summer, produced by M. Night Shyamalan and Chris Hodge, the show dealt with Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) who, after being involved in a car accident, woke up in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines and must uncover its secrets. Adapted from Blake Crouch's bestselling series of books, Wayward Pines was initially supposed to be a ten-episode event series, but as with anything successful, people wanted more of it. If you're planning on watching the series but haven't yet gotten around to it, there will be a few spoilers below.

A second season of Wayward Pines was ordered late last year and it will pick up after the shocking events of last season with the town's residents battling the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Jason Patric has stepped in to be the show's new lead and Deadline says that he will be playing Dr. Theo Yedlin, a confident and driven surgeon who "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." Wayward Pines producer M. Night Shyamalan said that "Jason is an incredibly grounded and believable actor, I’m so excited for audiences to see what he brings to the world of Wayward Pines.

The second season of Wayward Pines will also consist of ten episodes and is set to air this summer. As someone who enjoyed Wayward Pines a lot more than I was expecting to, I know I'll be checking it out to see how they can possibly top the mindf**k's that populated the show's first season.

Source: Deadline

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