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

Fox recently confirmed that “Wayward Pines” has been renewed for a second season. A number of revelations have been provided, which will definitely excite fans everywhere.

1. The Season 2 premiere

The second season of “Wayward Pines” will debut in the summer of 2016 and will include 10 new episodes. Series creator and showrunner Chad Hodge will not be coming back for the follow-up season, but executive producer M. Night Shyamalan will still be part of the show. Shyamalan shared the news about Season 2 on Twitter. Other executive producers on the show include Ashwin Rajan, Donald De Line, Mark Friedman and Blake Crouch, author of the “Wayward Pines” books which inspired the Fox series.

2. More thrilling episodes

Variety reports that David Madden, President of Fox Broadcasting Company, stated that Season 2 will bring the suspense, haunting character drama and vision of the future to entirely new levels. The production is said to be very excited to show fans more about the events unraveling in the mysterious town.

3. Season 2 will continue the events in Season 1

In “Wayward Pines” Season 1, Ethan Burke (Matt Dilon) sacrificed himself to save the people in the town. The final episode showed his son Ben (Charlie Tahan) waking up in the same manner as his father when the latter first came to Wayward Pines. The new season will pick up where Season 1 ended. Residents will argue over how to save the endangered human race.

4. High ratings

“Wayward Pines” Season 1 was ranked as the top scripted broadcast series among adults 18 to 49 years old in summer 2015. The show averaged an audience of 9.4 million, Fox.com writes. The next season is expected to be as good, if not better, than the first, considering how it was borne through the demands of fans.

5. More twists

Since Season 1 basically covered all the vital events in the books, the upcoming season is expected to present more twists and new storylines from the showrunners. There will most likely be new characters and issues that cannot be found in the books.

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

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