Fox has signed up for WAYWARD PINES, a TV series being developed from the novel PINES by Blake Crouch. The project is being shepherded by M. Night Shyamalan and FX Productions.
The series was announced along with BLOOD BROTHERS, and Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Fox had this to say: “With top-notch auspices and feature-quality production plans, ‘Wayward Pines’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ represent exactly the kind of high-impact, 10- to 12-part events we set out to develop when we entered the limited series business…These two series are the first of many big ideas, big names and big talent that you can anticipate will be on our air in the next 12-24 months.“
The property makes comparisons to TWIN PEAKS:
Based on the best-selling novel, “Pines,” by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspense-driven filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending thriller evocative of the classic cult hit Twin Peaks. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
WAYWARD PINES is a spec script written by Chad Hodge (THE PLAYBOY CLUB). Hopefully it turns out better than THE PLAYBOY CLUB.