Indian-American acclaimed filmmaker M Night Shyamlan’s sci-fi thriller TV series “Wayward Pines” is set to premiere in India on February 22.
The 10-part series, which has a stellar cast in Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, and Terrence Howard, will air on FX and FX HD.
The series, based on “Wayward Pines” novels by Blake Crouch will continue to air from Monday to Friday at 9 pm.
Developed for television by Chad Hodge, the pilot was directed by Shyamalan, with both as executive producers.
The series stars Dillon as Ethan Burke, a US Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho.
Ethan awakens from a car accident unable to contact the outside world, and unable to leave. He finds one of the agents dead and the other, his former lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), settled down in the seemingly idyllic town.
But the inhabitants of Wayward Pines are trapped there by a set of rules enforced by the strict Sheriff Arnold Pope (Howard), and any attempt to escape is punished by a public execution known as a “reckoning.”
“I got the first book before it was published, maybe two, three months before, from a producer and read the book in one day and completely flipped out. I turned those pages as fast as I could and immediately knew that I had to turn it into a show,” Shyamlan said of the series in a statement.
“I was so grabbed by the single-player storytelling, I kind of like to call it. You’re really with Matt Dillion’s character, Ethan, and you’re feeling the experience of coming into this town with him and you’re kind of really in his head,” the director added.