TRAILER: Wayward Pines

FOX recently dropped this trailer for Wayward Pines, an “event series” they are scheduling for Spring 2015. But what’s it about? Here’s the blurb:

Based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending 10-episode thriller starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon 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 all-star cast also includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo, Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Toby Jones and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis.

Take a look:

Wow, so, Twin Peaks meets Under The Dome with a splash of Persons Unknown anyone? And all wrapped up in an M. Night Shyamalan bow. The book, Pines by Blake Crouch by the way, is a 2013 Thriller Award Nominee and, based on this trailer, I started reading it. The book is highly entertaining and feels like Twin Peaks in book form, but there is a lot more going on in the background. The hints are there in this trailer, but I don’t know if FOX is planning on Wayward Pines to cover all three books in one “season”, or just the first book. Based on the cast and this trailer, I’ll definitely be watching, whenever FOX decides to air the show.