It’s been over six months since we’ve last heard about M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming ‘Twin Peaks’-esque limited series on Fox titled ‘Wayward Pines’. Based on the best-selling novel by Blake Crouch, the ‘After Earth’ director will be executive producing the show, whose pilot was written by Chad Hodge, the creator of the unfortunately short-lived NBC drama ‘The Playboy Club’. Since the show was announced, Matt Dillon was cast as the Secret Service agent who visits the small town in search of two missing federal agents. Now, the role of his co-star has just been filled.
Juliette Lewis has joined the show as Beverly, “a warm and approachable small-town bartender who doesn’t mince words” who is as skeptical of the town as Dillon’s Ethan Burke is. The versatile actress and musician has recently appeared in shows like ‘The Firm’ and ‘Portlandia’, but she may be remembered from such films as ‘Cape Fear’, ‘Natural Born Killers’, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’, and ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’. She can be seen next in the highly anticipated adaptation of ‘August: Osage County’ alongside Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, and Abigail Breslin.
Not much else is known about ‘Wayward Pines’ at the moment like when filming is set to commence, when it’ll premiere, or if Shyamalan will be stepping into the role of director at any point in the series, but we do have this synopsis of the show:
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
What do you think about Juliette Lewis joining ‘Wayward Pines’? Do you think that the show will find more success than M. Night Shyamalan’s recent films? Share your thoughts in the comments below.