Actor Matt Dillon (R) poses with director M. Night Shyamalan during a photocall for the television series "Wayward Pines" during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, October 14, 2014. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

After months of speculation, fans of “Wayward Pines” will be delighted to know that the show's second season has been confirmed by Fox. Ten episodes will be launched in the summer of 2016.

However, Chad Hodge, the creator and showrunner of the series, will not be coming back, but executive producer M. Night Shyamalan will still be on hand for the new season. Shyamalan will executive produce with Ashwin Rajan, Donald De Line, Blake Crouch and Mark Friedman, writes Variety. Crouch is the author of the “Wayward Pines” books, which inspired the TV series.

David Madden, president of entertainment of Fox Broadcasting Company, said that “Wayward Pines” was a huge hit for them in summer 2015.

“We were absolutely blown away by the mysterious and surprising world that Night and his team created, and the twisting-and-turning storytelling that drew viewers in from day one. Season Two is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels, and we can’t wait for our fans to continue that ride next year.” Madden said.

The renewal is both a surprise and good news for all fans, since the first season was supposed to be an event series or a one-time project, which covered everything that happened in the books. The first season was ranked as the No. 1 scripted broadcast series in summer 2015 among adults 18 to 49, adds Variety. The show was a big success, which prompted the production team to come up with another season.

“Wayward Pines” Season 1 ended with Ethan (Matt Dillon) sacrificing his life to save others. The ending was actually a cliffhanger, with Ethan’s son waking up in the same situation as his father in the pilot episode. There will be a serious rebellion in Season 2, as residents argue how to maintain the endangered human race, WWNYTV reports.

No casting details are available at the moment for “Wayward Pines” Season 2.

More updates and details on “Wayward Pines” Season 2 are expected soon.

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