M Night Shyamalan
Director M. Night Shyamalan poses for portrait during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 9, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

As “Wayward Pines” Season 2 continues to take shape, a new actor from “Mad Max” was confirmed to be joining the show.

Josh Helman has been signed to become a series regular on the second season of the Fox drama, writes The Hollywood Reporter. He will reportedly play a key role as Xander, described as a confident and charming man who attempts to destroy Wayward Pines from the inside. Xander has a unique relationship with some of powerful characters running the town. He will be dealing with both the First Generation and the adults.

Helman is well known for playing the role of Slit in the 2015 film “Mad Max: Fury Road,” as well as Major Bill Stryker in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” He also appeared in the movies “Jack Reacher,” “Blinder” and “Animal Kingdom,” and will also reprise his role as Stryker in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Helman has also appeared in TV shows such as “The Pacific” and “Flesh and Bone.”

Helman is the latest actor to join the cast after Jason Patric, Christopher Meyer, Djimon Hounsou, Nimrat Kaur and Kacey Rohl. It is still uncertain which characters from Season 1 will reprise their role in the reboot.

The actor is represented by Gersh, Stokes Management and Lisa Mann Creative Management in Australia.

The Holllywood Reporter also cites that “Wayward Pines 2” will continue the events from the final moments of the Season 1 finale, where the residents of the town fight the strict rule of the First Generation. Patric will play Dr. Theo Yedlin, a new member of the town who wakes up from suspended animation and realizes that there is a rebellion brewing. He does his best to uncover the secrets of Wayward Pines as well as find ways to save the endangered human race.

M. Night Shyamalan wrote the story and will also serve as executive producer, together with series author Blake Crouch, Ashwin Rajan, Mark Friedman and Donald De Line.

There is no official launch date for “Wayward Pines” Season 2, although the plan is for the series to launch sometime in the summer of 2016.

Meanwhile, here’s how “Wayward Pines” season 1 ended.

Source: YouTube/Fox Africa