The summer drama will not return for Season 3.
March 1, 2018
It is being reported that Fox has cancelled Wayward Pines after two seasons. The move is not much of a surprise, as the mystery drama - which would typically air in the summer - hasn't aired in a new episode in 19 months.
From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, the series was originally planned for just a single season. 10 episodes were produced based on a trilogy of novels by Blake Crouch, which told the story of a Secret Service Agent who ends up stuck in a small Idaho town that ends up being more than what it seems.
After the show's first season ended up ranking as 2015's #1 broadcast drama of the summer among adults 18-49, the network picked it up for another season with a completely original storyline that continued from the events of Season 1. Unfortunately, audiences did not take to the new plot and ratings took a hit during its sophomore run.
While Fox had previously expressed interest in exploring ideas for a possible third season, it appears in all likelihood that Wayward Pines will not return.
03/17/18 at 02:34am
After the Shyamalan plot twist at the end of season 1, there was no point in going on. All of season 2 was a misfire.
03/12/18 at 09:52am
This can never be said enough
"I say this often but will say it again. The show runner screwed you by ending on a cliffhanger without another season already signed and sealed. Don't blame the network. They are under no obligation to continue a poorly rated show just because a show runner didn't wrap his story up in tbe agreed upon allotment of episodes. If networks re-signed a show just because it ended on a cliffhanger, then all bad shows would do this to avoid cancellation." - Plop
03/06/18 at 07:26pm
Honestly, season 2 never should've happened. The s1 finale was devastating (from what I can remember) but it felt like a conclusion. Wasn't there like a yearlong gap in between those seasons too?
03/06/18 at 03:57pm
Who cares? The show sucked anyway. Although, I'd hook up with Carla Gugino. She's hot.
03/05/18 at 03:03pm
I say this often but will say it again. The show runner screwed you by ending on a cliffhanger without another season already signed and sealed. Don't blame the network. They are under no obligation to continue a poorly rated show just because a show runner didn't wrap his story up in tbe agreed upon allotment of episodes. If networks re-signed a show just because it ended on a cliffhanger, then all bad shows would do this to avoid cancellation.
03/05/18 at 05:39am
I watched the first few episodes than gave up! It also doesn’t ever work when theyntri d to add on from an original script if it’s not the same author it always gets weird. I’m hoping his doesn’t happen to Handmaids tale too.
03/04/18 at 00:20am
I officially give up on FOX
03/03/18 at 07:48am
Season 1 was awesome, until the last episode. Season 2 sucked because of what happened in the last episode of season 1. The show ended just fine with most of the people going back into their pods. The town will be run over with those creatures and the remaining people left over will all be killed. There you have it. No wrap up movies required.
03/03/18 at 07:39am
Not to pick on people... However... fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Anyone who starts watching a new Fox non-sitcom show is a fool. Fox has a very long and frustrating history of not just cancelling really really good shows before they get a chance, but also cancelling shows with cliff hangers.
03/02/18 at 10:11pm
errr.. season 2 ended on a pretty definitive final note. I believe it was announced long before season 2 ended that it wouldn't make it to season 3. In fact, even season 2 was a stretch beyond what was originally planned (which is why actors changed in season 2).
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