Wayward Pines More Wayward?

Wayward Pines returns to The Zone on July 10 but fans may be disappointed if US reviews are a yardstick.

Season two, which will air 8.30 Sundays, introduces Jason Patric as the newest resident of the isolated small town that’s rebelling against the iron grip of its new rulers, the First Generation.

Returning cast members include Hope Davis (American Crime), Terrence Howard (Empire), Carla Cugino (San Andreas), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Melissa Leo (Treme) and Shannyn Sossamon (Sleepy Hollow).

“But there’s no Matt Dillon, season one showrunner Chad Hodge was replaced by Believe creator Mark Friedman, and Hope Davis has gone all Dr Strangelove,” Deadline Hollywood said in its review of the May 25 US premiere.

“Also, unlike last year, [executive producer M Night] Shyamalan isn’t directing any of the season two episodes. The result is that the long-gestating show based on Blake Crouch’s books that I found such a wild ride last year is really just going though the motions this time round, from what I’ve seen.”

New York Post was even more blunt —  “Wayward Pines has run amok” — while  Entertainment Weekly said the mix of premise restatement and story advancement was “super clunky”.

Quipped The Hollywood Reporter about a twist it didn’t see coming: “This limited series turned regular series actually appears to be an anthology in which each year a different chiseled ’80s heartthrob with a previous resistance to television finds himself in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines, interacts awkwardly with a largely new group of residents, gets indignant about following the rules and jeopardises what may be the last community of humans still alive on Earth.”

Also returning to The Zone in July for it second seasons will be Dark Matter (9.30 Thursdays from July 7) and for its final season, Continuum (9.30 Tuesdays from July 12).

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One Response to “Wayward Pines More Wayward?”

  1. It’s good on Sky at the moment as you can download the first three seasons of Continuum but sadly not in HD,I have heard that they are working on it though YAY 🙂

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