Wayward Pines was certainly last summer’s surprise hit.
The tense futuristic thriller, starring Matt Dillon, produced by M. Night Shyamalan, and based on Blake Crouch’s best-selling novel series was the number one broadcast scripted series of the summer. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise to learn that the show will return for a second season in summer 2016.
The second season will pick up in the wake of Season one, when a new arrival in Wayward Pines finds himself in the middle of a serious rebellion, as the residents battle over how to preserve the endangered human race, according to FOX.
“Wayward Pines was a huge hit for us this past summer,” said FOX president of Entertainment, David Madden earlier this week. “We were absolutely blown away by the mysterious and surprising world that [M. Night Shyamalan] and his team created, and the twisting-and-turning storytelling that drew viewers in from day one. Season Two is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels, and we can’t wait for our fans to continue that ride next year.”
Season One ranked as Summer 2015’s No. 1 broadcast scripted series among Adults 18-49, averaging a 2.2/8 in the key demo. The series – about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in a sleepy Northwest town, and the shocking results of his investigation – ranked among Summer 2015’s Top 10 broadcast programs overall among Adults 18-49.
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