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Wayward Pines: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Creepy and strange in the best way possible, Wayward Pines is a welcome return to form for M. Night Shyamalan.


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The first season of this psychological thriller based on a trilogy of novels by Blake Crouch and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan begins with U.S. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) awakening from a car accident trapped in the seemingly idyllic, but secretly insidious, town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. It soon becomes clear that this peculiar Northwest hamlet is quite literally impossible to leave. The phones don't make outgoing calls, it's surrounded by an electric fence and the residents are under constant camera surveillance. Nobody is supposed to talk about the past or question the present. And anyone who tries to escape is punished via a public execution called a reckoning. With a history of mental illness and hallucinations, Ethan begins to question his own sanity as he investigates this tight-knit community, which includes fellow agent and former lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), who has developed the façade of a Stepford spouse in order to ensure her survival. Before long, Ethan is reunited with his wife Theresa (Shannyn Sossamon) and son Ben (Charlie Tahan), but now they too are now stuck in this place where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Rounding out the cast are Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Toby Jones and Terrence Howard.


Matt Dillon
as Ethan Burke
Carla Gugino
as Kate Hewson
Melissa Leo
as Nurse Pam
Terrence Howard
as Sheriff Pope
Toby Jones
as Dr. Jenkins
Reed Diamond
as Harold Ballinger
Shannyn Sossamon
as Theresa Burke
Charlie Tahan
as Ben Burke
Tim Griffin
as Adam Hassler
Chad Krowchuk
as Tim Bell
Hope Davis
as Megan Fisher
Barclay Hope
as Brad Fisher
Donny Lucas
as Victor/Tech
Justin Kirk
as Peter McCall
Roger Haskett
as Doctor Carol
Grayson Gabriel
as Toby Wilson
Ian Tracey
as Franklin
Janet Glassford
as Gina/Surveillance Tech
Sibohan Fallon
as Arlene Moran
B.J. Harrison
as Receptionist
Sandy Robson
as Agent Rick Stallings
Lindsay Hollister
as Patricia Evans
Danny Mac
as Fireman
Ryan Robbins
as Agent Bill Evans
Gary Sekhon
as Head Tech
Malcolm Goodwin
as Dr. Bauer
R.J. Fetherstonhaugh
as Sean (Graduate #1)
Lee Jeffery
as Amy's Dad
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Critic Reviews for Wayward Pines: Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (27)

[Shyamalan] says that what he likes about TV is the time it allows to build the suspense, and he clearly relishes using it.

May 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This title is therefore your first hint that you're not in Kansas anymore, and will have to spend all 10 episodes figuring out what state, or state of mind, this is exactly.

May 13, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Wayward Pines looks as though it has the potential to rise above its false starts while grippingly spooling out truths that are "worse than anything you could even imagine."

May 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is superlative, the run is limited. The appeal as a light summer pastime is clear.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Likable, dynamic and intelligent, Dillon's a welcome presence and easy to hook into as a protagonist; it's almost kind of shocking that he HASN'T led a TV show before.

April 24, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Let's just say there's a bait-and-switch here -- but viewers who stick it out will be getting the better part of the deal.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: B= | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wayward Pines: Season 1


Super Reviewer

Wayward Pines is a surprising hit full of surprises. Shamalyan created a The Village like atmosphere with lots of shock and gore. Talking about the plot spoils the fun, you have to watch it to find out.


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