The new Fox show “Wayward Pines” has the makings of a really good story with a central mystery that begs to be uncovered — “What is going on in the town of Wayward Pines?” If you’re getting a heavy “Twin Peaks” vibe from it via this first trailer, that’s on purpose. Blake Crouch, the author whose books the show is based on, has publicly stated that he was heavily inspired by the David Lynch show. No dancing midgets in this one, though, which is, yes, disappointing.
Check out the trailer for “Wayward Pines” below. The pilot is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, but don’t hold that against the show. If anything, the trailer probably gives away too much, especially toward the end, which is par for the course these days, unfortunately.
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. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive.
The first season of “Wayward Pines” is only 10-episodes long, and I suspect it’ll cover the entire first book. There are other books in the series, so if it does well, I’m assuming they’ll adapt the other books for later seasons. Or they might pull an “Under the Dome” on us and detour from the original source material in order to drag out the mystery and milk the ratings.
The show stars Dillon, along with Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Toby Jones, and Juliette Lewis.
Look for it in 2015 on Fox.