Fox has started casting new faces for the second season of ‘Wayward Pines‘ and Jason Patric (‘The Lost Boys’,’Narc’) is the first new actor to have signed on the dotted line! Previously Patric has primarily worked in film and it will be interesting to see him transitioning to the small screen. When a new ongoing series from M. Night Shyamalan was announced,there was worry from his most recent movies that it wouldn’t go over well and with fans eagerly awaiting the second season of this series, those fears have thankfully been put to rest. Based off of Blake Crounch’s book series, we’ll be seeing the upcoming 10-episodes picking up right where the events in the finale left off.

On the series we’ll see Patric playing Dr. Theo Yedlin. He is a surgeon who has been in suspended animation and comes to smack dab in the middle of the rebellion that the town is facing. While he tries to understand what ‘Wayward Pines’ actually is and keep the human race safe, we’ll see him become a leader in the town both from his people skills and his life saving skills behind the knife.

M. Night Shyamalan is thrilled to have him on board and says:

“Jason is an incredibly grounded and believable actor. I’m so excited for audiences to see what he brings to the world of Wayward Pines.”

It will be an interesting transition for the series to have Patric take on the leading role that was left open from the stunning season finale. Hopefully this won’t be an ongoing gimmick that continues considering the limited amount of humanity that might still be alive on the show. Of course, it is also an interesting way to change up some major plot points each season.

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‘Wayward Pines’ returns to Fox this summer.

Source: Entertainment Weekly