FOX has announced that their new psychological thriller, Wayward Pines, will debut on Thursday, May 14th. The network has ordered 10 episodes.
Here’s the press release:
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY AND FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF 10-EPISODE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER “WAYWARD PINES,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN, THURSDAY, MAY 14, ON FOX
Unprecedented Worldwide Debut, Includes Day-and-Date Launch Exclusively on FOX Channels in 125 Countries
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels announce the global premiere of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES. The highly anticipated event series, based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”) and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan, will premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The global WAYWARD PINES debut will be the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever.
The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) 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 stellar cast includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”), Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”), Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Reed Diamond (“24,” “Much Ado About Nothing”), Tim Griffin (“Prime Suspect”), Charlie Tahan (“Charlie St. Cloud”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”).
WAYWARD PINES is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Hodge (“The Playboy Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by De Line (“Green Lantern,” “The Italian Job”), Rajan (“Devil”), Hodge and Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode. “Like” WAYWARD PINES on Facebook at facebook.com/WaywardPines. Follow the series on Twitter at @WaywardPinesFOX and join the discussion using #waywardpines. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Wayward Pines.
Follow the cast and executive producers: @MNightShyamalan; @Chad_Hodge; @MelissaLeo; @carlagugino; @ShanSossoman; @JulietteLewis; @thetimgriffin; and@reeddiamond.
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FIC’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life and National Geographic Channel. FIC’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium, Star Chinese Movies and Moviecity. Our non-linear brands include FOX Play and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high- definition extensions, reach over 1.725 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FIC owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programming hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties. In operation since: August 14, 1993. Fox International Channels (FIC) newly established Content Sales division is selling all international television windows, non-linear and home entertainment rights for WAYWARD PINES.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to checking out this new series?
Why does everything need to be a psychological thriller. Why not a good proceedural drama without the focus on psycho stuff. While some may differ, Gracepoint and it’s British counterpart were a good cop drama following an investigation, dead ends and all, without too much deep physciotic stuff.
Another brilliant British drama is Happy Valley
I’ve been waiting all year for WAYWARD PINES.
I hope it’s a great big, scary-as-can-be summer success.