We’ve just learned that Shannyn Sossamon has joined previously announced Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo in M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming thriller serial titled Wayward Pines.
10-episode drama is based on Blake Crouch’s best-selling novel of the same name.
We will remind you that Dillon is set to play agent Ethan Burke who arrives in an Idaho town in search to two missing agents. His investigation leads to even more questions, as he comes to grips with the terrifying reality that he actually may never be able get out of this countryside locale alive.
Gugino will play Ethan’s ex-partner and a resident of Wayward Pines: smart, capable, loyal, fiery, blunt and fearless lady named Kate Hewson.
Melissa Leo is also starring as Nurse Pam, who first takes care of Ethan when he wakes up in the Wayward Pines hospital.
Howard will play the series regular role of Sheriff Pope, who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf and telling him what to do. Ethan believes Sheriff is out of his mind, but Sheriff thinks the same of Ethan.
And finally, Sossamon will play Theresa Burke, Ethan’s wife, who met Ethan when she was a trainee in the Secret Service, left the Service to raise their son Ben.
M. Night Shyamalan is on board to direct (and executive produce) the project from the script written by Chad Hodge.
Wayward Pines is set to debut in the 2014 part of next season, and as usual – we’ll keep an eye on it, so make sure you stay tuned!