Fox's Wayward Pines and HBO Game of Thrones are facing similar issues heading into their new seasons, since both shows have caught up with their respective source material. Of course, Wayward Pines was only based on one novel by Blake Crouch, while Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for George R.R. Martin's book for more than five years. Still, Wayward Pines Season 2 enters new territory for readers of the book. As we get ready for new episodes, debuting May 25, Fox has unleashed a sneak preview, introducing some of the faces coming to town this summer.
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. Fox has renewed hit psychological thriller Wayward Pines for a second season. 10 all-new episodes of the suspenseful drama are set to debut Wednesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. From M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit) and based on Blake Crouch's international best-selling series of books, the second season will pick up in the wake of Season 1, 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.
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 One, 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.
Hounsou will portray CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Davis returns as Megan Fisher, who is in charge of the scientific research being conducted on the Abbies, and remains deeply involved in the development of the hearts and minds of the future of humanity - Wayward Pines' "First Generation."
Also joining the second season are cast members Tom Stevens (Cedar Cove), returning from Season One 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 One cast members will appear in Season Two, 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). Take a look at this new preview for Wayward Pines below.