M. Night Shyamalan, at his best, has given us twisty horror (The Sixth Sense) and possibly the best superhero origin story so far (Unbreakable). While his love of twist endings may have led to some (much) less successful movies, he has always produced films that weren’t pale imitations of what was already out there.
His new event series for FOX, Wayward Pines (Thursdays, 10/9C) – based on the novels by Blake Crouch (which I have not read – premieres tomorrow night and, while it might evoke echoes of The Prisoner or Twin Peaks, is a different animal completely. Recently Shyamalan spoke with a group of bloggers/journalist about the event series and why he decided to do it. He was completely charming (check out the wexchange with the moderator at the end of the call) and engaging throughout.
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.
M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines (May 14) big scripted series to premiere on FOX this summer.
On the unscripted side are returning shows Masterchef (May 20), Are You smarter Than a 5th Grade? (May 26), So You Think You Can Dance (June 1st) and BOOM! (June 25th) – a new trivia challenge/quiz show/comedy series hosted by comedian Tom Papa.
Hulu has reached an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution for exclusive streaming rights to original series produced by FX Networks.
The agreement includes Tyrant, The Strain, Married You’re the Worst andUpcoming Series Man Seeking Woman, The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Taboo, as well as the Upcoming FOX Event Series Wayward Pines. For further details, follow the jump.
Fox is holding the world premiere screenings of Gotham and Wayward Pines at Comic-Con 2014! Series stars and executive producers will be taking part in the panels at these events.
Another certain highlight will be the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Bridge and Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience – and Headless Horsemen will be roaming downtown. Other Fox returnees for Comic-Con 2014 include Bones, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Following and The Simpsons.
Comic-Con Exclusives include: 2014 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters, Gotham Lenticular Collectibles and autographed copies of Pines, the Blake Crouch novel on which Wandering Pines is based, and more. For further details, follow the jump.