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Watch: First Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan-Produced Event Series ‘Wayward Pines’ Borders On 'Twin Peaks' Parody

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 13, 2014 10:37 AM
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Wayward Pines
By ever-increasing necessity, director M. Night Shyamalan has decided to steer his cinematic career away from studio-backed opulence and towards a more grounded state of affairs. His next two projects, “Sundowning” and “A Labor of Love” are both independent efforts, taking their stars (Kathryn Hahn and Bruce Willis, respectively) down mysterious path that hopefully get a bit of Shyamalan’s unique approach back. But until then, he’s decided to pay a little Lynchian fan service on TV.

The 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2014 3:08 PM
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20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014
Somehow, we're still getting think pieces on whether or not the movies are superior from TV, presumably from writers who haven't yet worked out that you're allowed to watch both. Ultimately, the movies can scratch itches that TV can't, and vice versa, and the two mediums can quite happily co-exist, even as the lines between them blur a little.

TV Shows From Steven Soderbergh & M. Night Shyamalan Continue Casting Up & 'Wizard Of Oz' Becomes Medical Drama

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 13, 2013 9:40 AM
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This past May saw the news of Steven Soderbergh’s first directing gig since his self-imposed hiatus from the cinematic world, the ten-episode Cinemax series “The Knick.” With production beginning next month, Deadline is reporting that the Clive Owen-starring series has added four new castmembers: Andre Holland (“Miracle At St. Anna,” “42”), Juliet Rylance (“Sinister”), Eve Hewson (“This Must Be The Place,” “Blood Ties”) and Michael Angarano who last worked with Soderbergh in last year’s “Haywire.” The series is set in a New York City hospital at the dawn of the 20th century and starts shooting late September.

Rob Lowe Will Literally Play JFK In Ridley Scott-Produced 'Killing Kennedy' & More

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • May 29, 2013 12:36 PM
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Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) is heading back to television to co-star with Matt Dillion in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines.” Fox is putting together the event series based on Blake Crouch’s novel "Pines" and hopes to have it out by fall 2014. Described as a "Twin Peaks"-esque show (high hopes), the story follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Dillion) as he searches for two missing federal agents in Wayward Pines, Idaho. Of course, not everything is at it seems in Wayward Pines and Burke only finds more mysteries. One of which is Nurse Pam (Leo) who tends to Burke when he winds up in the town hospital, only to become a lethal advisory with deep ties to Wayward’s secrets.

M. Night Shyamalan Producing 'Twin Peaks'-Esque Miniseries 'Wayward Pines' For Fox

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 10, 2013 5:51 PM
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We’ve recently had (sadly false) rumors of a “Twin Peaks” return, and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” (trailer here) looks like it has a very "Twin Peaks"-y vibe to accompany those genre elements too, and now Fox has a show that's said to be “evocative of 'Twin Peaks'” from the twistmeister general himself, M. Night Shyamalan. “Wayward Pines” (even the name screams “Twin Peaks”) will apparently be a 10-12 part event series that the network anticipates getting on the air within the next 12-24 months.

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