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.
What’s interesting is that the creators including writer Blake Crouch have gone on to create Good Behavior, which is simply outstanding. It strange that Wayward Pines has somewhat of a clever idea as it’s foundation, but it never delivers and is fatally flawed. Good Behavior has a seemingly not so clever foundation and plot, but it delivers like nothing else. Somehow, I doubt novel writer Crouch is the genius, I think it’s his co-creator (not listed above) that figured out how to script for screen.
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