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Several new actors have been announced to join the cast of “Wayward Pines” Season 2 on Fox. Charlie Tahan and Melissa Leo will reprise their roles in the sequel.

Charlie Tahan, who was a Season 1 regular, will be returning to reprise his role as Ben Burke, one of the survivors in the final episode, writes TV Line. Ben is the son of federal agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), the main protagonist in the first season who sacrificed himself for the sake of the people of the town. Ben was featured in the finale waking up in the same manner as his father.

Entertainment Weekly also reports that Melissa Leo will reprise her role as Nurse Pam, the sister of town overloard David Pilcher (Toby Jones).

However, Tahan and Leo will only appear limitedly in Season 2, since the story is expected to go on a different route. The events of the new season will pick up where Season 1 left off, where the resident were freed from the reign of David Pilcher, only to be frozen in time again by the First Generation.

A new arrival will find himself waking up from suspended animation and in the middle of a serious town rebellion. Wayward Pines will be run by the First Generation. Jason Patric will play the lead role of Dr. Theo Yedlin, who will try to get as much information about the town and its residents as quickly as possible, while trying to save the endangered human race.

Carla Gugino has also been announced to return. Djimon Hounsou is another newly cast member. Deadline wrote that Terrence Howard was also cast in the supernatural thriller to reprise his role as Sheriff Arnold Pope. Other returning original characters include Hope Davis (Megan Fisher), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke) and Tom Stevens (Jason Higgins).

Season 2 of “Wayward Pines” will consist of 10 episodes. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Season 2 is created by M. Night Shyamalan, who also serves as executive producer, alongside Donald De Line, Blake Crouch, Mark Friedman and Ashwin Rajan. Friedman will also serve as showrunner.

The next season is expected to launch on May 25 on Fox.

Check out how the first season ended here.

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