Thu 19 May 2016, 15:00
FOX has announced the premiere of the second season of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller Wayward Pines.
The highly anticipated event series, from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit) and based on the rich world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books, will premiere on Monday 6 June on DStv channel 125, following the Wednesday 25 May premiere in the US on FOX.
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Starring Jason Patric (Rush, Narc), two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis (American Crime, The Newsroom), the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season 1, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – 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.
Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens (Cedar Cove), returning from Season 1 as Jason Higgins, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher’s young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur (Homeland) as Rebecca, who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Xander, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl (Hannibal) as Kerry, one of Jason’s lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines.
Additionally, several Season 1 cast members will appear in Season 2, including Terrence Howard (Sheriff Arnold Pope), Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson), Toby Jones (Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher), Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam), Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke) and Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke).