While on assignment to find two fellow Secret Service agents who have gone missing, Special Agent Ethan Burke wakes up in a forest of pine trees. He stumbles into the lovely town of Wayward Pines shortly thereafter. Then things go terribly awry.
From the Lost-ian opening shot to the Twin Peaks-like mountain town to echoes of The Prisoner’s prison, The Village, Wayward Pines has fun playing off expectations in unexpected ways – wearing its influences on its sleeve – but only on its sleeve.
In its first ever global preview event, FOX is making the series premiere of M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines available for free via pay-TV providers FOX NOW and FOX.com, domestically, and Facebook worldwide on pay-tv providers FOX Play and International FOX.com pages.
The eerie series follows a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) as he tries to investigate the disappearance of two federal agents in the seemingly bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID.
A Secret Service agent, looking for two agents who have gone missing, finds himself in Wayward Pines – seemingly a perfect small town. Perfect, that is, until he discovers he can’t leave – and receives an ominous phone call…
Wayward Pines stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino and Terrence Howard. It premiers on FOX on Thursday, May 14th (9/8C). Check out the twisted new trailer following the jump.
It probably doesn’t help that Takers follows the strangest and most ambitious heist flick ever made [that would be Inception], but it still manages to be smart and hold one’s interest until the wheels fall off [almost literally] in the last act.