The drama takes place in a mysterious Idaho town. The cast includes Toby Jones, Carla Gugino, Jason Patric, and Josh Helman.
Though FOX has not yet renewed or cancelled Wayward Pines, Crouch did tease some possible season three plans:
When we made the first season of Wayward Pines, the truth is I don’t think any of us fathomed that we would be doing a season 2. We had all the episodes wrapped up and in the can the year before the show premiered, and it was truly intended to be an event series… If we’re lucky enough to have a third season, I think it’s possible for characters to return and to have new ones as well.”
He added that the story will continue to focus on man’s extinction:
Just in terms of where the story goes, Wayward Pines has always been about man’s final hours, and I think that’s what Night [Shyamalan, Crouch’s co-executive producer] and I were brainstorming when we were hemming and hawing about whether to push forward the series. One of things that we kept coming back to was this idea of man facing his own extinction. What does that look like? Mankind would be the first self-aware species to go extinct. The last saber-tooth tiger didn’t know it was the last saber-tooth tiger, but the idea that man knows he is in the sunset of his species is fascinating material to play in. And I think in a way, we push through season 2 to get to have that discussion in a potential season 3. What are those final hours, what are those final moments like? Are we resilient and brave? Are we afraid? We’re probably all of those things. What does that mean for art? Does art still matter then? It’s a bunch of really profound philosophical questions just about the nature of being, and so that’s the space we could play in.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Wayward Pines? Do you want a third season?