Among the reveals oozing out of WonderCon this past weekend were new pieces of intel onseason 2. Fox held a panel on Saturday featuring executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and Blake Crouch, author of the original books. Not only did the duo discuss the events coming our way this summer, new footage was revealed and now those not in attendance can see it from the comfort of your own screen.
Titled “Season 2 at WonderCon,” the featurette highlights new footage and interviews with some of the behind-the-scenes faces. Already there have already been some revelations, so those who still need to start watching season 1 might want to turn back now. The town of Wayward Pines was revealed to be a futuristic society cut off from the outside world, which is filled with humans who’ve been mutated into carnivorous beasts called Abbies. Moving into season 2, the younger generation, led by Jason (Tom Stevens), has risen to power, inciting a civil war between the citizens and those in charge. In the middle of all of this is newcomer to Wayward Pines, Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric).
Fox greenlit the series for a second season, which will drop 10 episodes later this summer at a still TBD time. During the Wayward Pines press day at WonderCon, executive producer Donald De Line told us:
When it became a discussion based on the success of the first season, all the creative team – including executive producer M Night Shymalan and author Blake Crouch – started figuring out a story as compelling and interesting. We know where it’s going so we have an end point. We have the confidence of taking the audience on a great journey and pealing back these various layers like we did in season one. It was a think tank and people got very excited about all the ideas that were put forth. It’s something that will arc out over this season and one more season.