Wayward Pines (Fox 2015 with Matt Dillon and Juliette Lewis)

USA / Fox – FX Productions / 10×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Thursday 14 May 2015 at 9.00pm

Creators: Chad Hodge, M. Night Shyamalan, Blake Crouch / Executive Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge, Ashwin Rajan

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 where life is clearly like a cross between Twin Peaks and The Prisoner.

As the series begin Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he’s the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson better than anyone. They were more than partners; 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 at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam is 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, Ethan starts to question his own sanity. He is confronted by the mysterious and charismatic Dr. Jenkins, the psychiatrist who treats him at Wayward Pines Hospital. As he begins to meet some of the local residents, including toymaker Harold Ballinger, Ethan forms a bond with Beverly, a bartender who is as wary of Wayward Pines as he is.

Back home in Seattle, Ethan’s wife, Theresa, a former Secret Service Agent trainee, is informed by Ethan’s boss, Adam Hassler , that early testing shows Ethan was never in the car which was recovered on the side of the road outside of Wayward Pines. They’re still investigating. But this isn’t enough for Theresa. So she sets out on her own search for her husband, along with their teenage son, Ben.

Meanwhile, Ethan is challenged at every turn by the town’s die-hard residents, especially Sheriff Arnold Pope, who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf. 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?

Matt Dillon as Agent Ethan Burke
Carla Gugino as Agent Kate Hewson
Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam
Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins
Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope
Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger
Juliette Lewis as Beverly
Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke
Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler
Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke