New Promos for Wayward Pines

Wayward PinesWe still don’t have much in the way of long clips from the new season of Wayward Pines, which premieres on Fox on May 25th, but the network released several more short promos last night that definitely provide a taste of what’s to come, even if they’re a little light on specifics. This one is my favorite, because I love stuff set to incongruously peppy pop music:

In related news, I just got an email saying the first book in the series, Pines, is on hold for me at the library, so look for a post about that shortly before the show returns!

The Return of WAYWARD PINES:



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Wayward Pines Season 2 Promo: The Fight for the Future

Wayward PinesThis new promo for Wayward Pines isn’t hugely revealing, but there are some intriguing glimpses of what we have in store for us this season. I was happy to see the school scenes, because I think those are often the most interesting. (And was that Kacey Rohl’s character pregnant? Hmm.) Season 2 of Wayward Pines premieres on Fox on Wednesday, May 25th. Are you planning to watch?

Meet Kacey Rohl’s New Wayward Pines Character

Wayward PinesWayward Pines returns for season two this month, premiering on Fox on May 25th, and the always delightful Kacey Rohl has joined the cast! Here you can hear her tease a bit about the character she’ll be playing. Season one of Wayward Pines was completely insane in a way I wound up finding really compelling, so I’m very curious to see where they go with season two. If you’re intrigued, you have time to catch up before the premiere – there are only ten episodes and they’re all on Hulu!

Quick Pilot Thoughts: Wayward Pines

Wayward PinesThe Wayward Pines pilot aired on Fox last night – if you missed it, you should be able to catch it on Hulu or On Demand – and, like my friend June Thomas, who reviewed it for Slate, I found it to be, if not good, at least quite watchable. As she says: “In some ways, it’s a perfect summer show—just complicated enough to hold viewers’ attention without raising their temperature or heart rate.” I like several people in the cast, and enjoyed watching this first episode, and I’m mildly curious about the answers to the show’s big mysteries – but I don’t think I’ll be losing much sleep over it. And that’s fine! Of course, it’s hard to go by one episode, and it’s totally possible that in a week or two I’ll either be obsessed OR be bored/frustrated with the endless questions. But it sounds like the writers have made an effort to provide answers, at least partial, as they go, and they keep promising everything will be answered by the end. I care about that less as far as the answers themselves and more in that I like knowing that a show has a plan. Aside from that issue – Melissa Leo and Toby Jones are creepily great, of course, and I’ve learned I apparently had no idea who Matt Dillon was (though of course I knew the name) but he seems fine. There is, as June mentioned in the review linked above, some amazingly malevolent ice cream eating, and that goes a long way for me. I’ll be along for the ride, at least for now.

(Note: Yes, I’m going into this without having read Blake Crouch’s source material; I’m on my library’s waiting list for the first novel, Pines, and/but I’m also wondering if this is a case in which knowing [at least a version of] the answers would make the show less enjoyable. Well, we’ll see when the book comes in and when I have time to read it.)

Trailer: Wayward Pines

Wayward PinesFox has released the full-length trailer for upcoming event series Wayward Pines, based on the novels of Bert Crouch and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. It stars Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Carla Gugino, and Terrence Howard. We don’t have a premiere date yet, but I’ll let you know when we do!

Trailer: Wayward Pines

Wayward PinesFox has unveiled the first trailer for their event series Wayward Pines, which is based on the novels of Blake Crouch and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. The thriller stars Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Carla Gugino, and Terrence Howard, and the show will premiere sometime in 2015. This is definitely one of those trailers that makes me say “I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m intrigued.” If you’d like to see a bit more of the show, check out some pictures at Give Me My Remote.

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