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[TV] Trailer For Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines”

Wayward Pines

FOX announced today that “Wayward Pines,” which is produced by M. Night Shyamalan, will air in 2015. But we don’t have to wait until next year to enter the small town filled with mystery – below we’ve added the 3-minute long official trailer! Juliette Lewis and Shannyn Sossamon star, so I’m definitely going to be watching this.

Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

Based on the best-selling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), “Wayward Pines” is said to be an intense, mind-bending event thriller evocative of the classic cult hit “Twin Peaks.”

Here’s a crazy long synopsis shared on the new site:

“Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon; Crash, City of Ghosts) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. Ethan is the logical choice for the mission. He’s one of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office. He’s also the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON (Carla Gugino; Watchmen, “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were partners. They were more than that. Their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage.

Everything changes when a truck slams into his car and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable NURSE PAM (Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo; The Fighter, “Treme”) at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam may be more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realizes.

As the mysteries within the town pile up and clash with his own version of recent events, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic DR. JENKINS (Emmy Award nominee Toby Jones; The Girl, the Harry Potter franchise, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker HAROLD BALLINGER (Reed Diamond; “24,” Much Ado About Nothing), Ethan forms a bond with BEVERLY (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis; Hysterical Blindness, Cape Fear), a bartender who doesn’t mince words and is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.

Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, THERESA BURKE (Shannyn Sossamon; 40 Days and 40 Nights, “How to Make It in America”), a former Secret Service Agent trainee, gets a call from Ethan’s boss, ADAM HASSLER (Tim Griffin; “Prime Suspect”). He informs her that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car that was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t enough for Theresa. Along with their teenage son, BEN (Charlie Tahan; The Harvest, Charlie St. Cloud), Theresa sets out on her own search for Ethan.

Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents and especially the town’s sheriff, SHERIFF ARNOLD POPE (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard; Crash, Hustle & Flow), who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf and telling him what to do. Ethan believes Pope is out of his mind and visa versa. Ethan’s continuing investigation only turns up more and more questions, and each one leads him to the most important question of all: What’s wrong with Wayward Pines?”



  • anthonyd1

    This looks pretty good. Very moody and atmospheric. I got a Twilight Zone vibe from it. Definitely worth checking out with a cast like this. For some reason I really like Juliette Lewis. She is very underrated.

  • K-Dogg

    Damn that’s a great cast….wow.

  • Nick M.

    Looks good. Has a clear Twilight Zone vibe.

  • mjm800

    Why do they have to show so much in the trailer? It looks good, sort of Twilight Zone/ Silent Hill. Once I knew I would most likely see it I stopped watching the trailer becasue it was giving away so much.

  • Heisenberg

    Definitely going to give this a try. Looks very Twin Peaks-esque

  • This book was one of the most pleasant surprises of last year. It was utterly fantastic in every way. The twist also fits Shyamalan’s style of film-making. I’m just worried that because of the limited release and consumption that this book saw, people will immediately jump to blame the ending on Shyamalan and his style.

  • Evan3

    How does Shyamalan keep getting chances? How does he keep getting name actors. So much undiscovered and underutilized talent and this schmuck keeps getting airtime.
    And seriously… how does this look anything like the Twilight Zone? I don’t remember TZ lacking atmosphere, having stilted dialogue, and using the tired “play creepy old time music over the trailer” routine.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Holy crap, that actually looks good. I’m surprised.

  • Queef McGee

    Matt Dillon is involved, I’m in

  • Brias411

    While we can’t jump to conclusions that this will be dissapointing because M. Night is directing and not writing, let’s keep in mind that he didn’t write Avatar either, and he continues to be given chance after chance and IMHO has failed. The guy hasn’t made a good film since Unbreakable. I wouldn’t get too attached to this one, not with it airing on Fox.

  • JKemp

    The books (The third one will be out this summer) are really good reads, I’ll give this a shot.

  • Chaybee1

    Unfortunately, the book is not Twin Peaks-esque and I read it last year based on reviews that made that comparison. The only thing similar is that it’s in a small town with some strange happenings going on. That could be any show. The most comparable show to the book, in my opinion, was Mcgoohan’s “The Prisoner”. Still, Twin Peaks false comparison aside, could be a good show. Was just an OK book in my opinion.

  • zombie84_41

    This looks actually pretty awesome I hope it turns out awesome. I love shows like this.

  • Grimm Fandango

    Watch a mini series called The Prisoner (2009). This is pretty much the same thing……

    • Chaybee1

      Watch the original “The Prisoner” NOT the awful 2009 version.

      • Grimm Fandango

        I didn’t even know there was an original. I will be watching it now lol

  • Linus Borgström

    So… Alan Wake the TV-series? And what´s up with showing basically the whole season from beginning to end in the trailer?

  • J Jett

    this looks AWESOME! i love every cast member (especially Melissa Leo & Juliette!) and the storyline is 100% intriguing.

  • redlefthand

    “So what exactly are you doing here Mr. Secret Agent Man?” Did that line sound as painfully silly on paper as it does coming from Juliet Lewis’ mouth?

  • It sounds interesting. Then again, it’s from M. Night Shyamalan, so go into it knowing that for every bit of creepy goodness there will be at least three incredibly dumb things.

  • Jonathan.Dreadful

    Absolutely cannot wait for this show to come out. I love the novels and although M. Night has had his missteps, I really enjoyed his newest film Devil. Too bad we have to wait till 2015.

    • J Jett

      Jonathan, i agree that DEVIL (he only produced it) was very good!

  • Nelson Torres

    Looks like a stupid ripoff of Twin Peaks.

  • DANTEarg

    so..he did not survive the car crash and now he´s in hell?

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