Scoop: Terrence Howard Joins Fox's Event Series Wayward Pines as Sheriff Pope

Wayward Pines Cast Terrence HowardTerrence Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles, Hustle & Flow) is returning to TV as a series regular in Fox’s forthcoming M. Night Shyamalan-produced event series Wayward Pines, TVLine has learned.

The star-studded project, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, is billed as a mind-bending new thriller set in a small town where nothing is what it seems.

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Howard will play Sheriff Pope, an old school lawman who takes offense when a bossy Secret Service agent (played by Matt Dillon) shows up on his turf in search of two missing colleagues.

The cast also includes Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo.

Wayward Pines is slated to premiere on Fox in 2014.

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  1. Midori says:

    Gut feeling this will bomb big time.

  2. JCK says:

    I like Howard, but really dislike Matt Dillon. So, no.

    • Fran says:

      I feel the exact opposite! I love that we all think so differently. Anyway, I’m intrigued by this but being on Fox…. I just don’t know.

  3. Aprilcot26 says:

    Intrigued by the cast and premise, but pretty leery about it being on Fox…

  4. DavidSask says:

    Cast great or not why would a Network allow the most bomb proof movie guy to do same thing in TV?!

  5. ZigZagZoey says:

    Yuck, can’t stand this guy. Incredibly OVERRATED, especially in his own head.

  6. Andy says:

    Hmmm, a M. Night Shyamalan “mind-bending thriller”. Let me guess, there’s going to be a “supposedly” big twist at the end.

  7. John says:

    Actually, the novel is just called “Pines”. Pretty good quick read.

  8. Et al says:

    M Night rips off Twin Peaks. It’s too intruiging not to watch, even if it will be a disaster.

  9. Esaul says:

    I always have a love/hate relationship with Terrence Howard. I did enjoy him on L&O: LA, not so much in a few of his movies though. Probably will check it out though. ^^

  10. Lily says:

    This sounds remarkably like Twin Peaks!

  11. Kimberly J. Edwards says:

    The first time I saw Terrence Howard on TV was in Hustle and Flow. I think he is SUCH an EXCELLENT, SEXY, BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED ACTOR!!! I also saw Terrence Howard on his most recent TV gem yet, Empire! The Empire was a REALLY, FUNKY, FUN show! I’m kinda hestitant about Wayward Pines, though–I think this one may be an occult thing or something…but overall, I love, Love, LOVE (!!!) Terrence Howard as a generally talented, handsome actor. Although I may not like Wayward Pines, I TOTALLY have much respect for Terrence’s acting skills AND as a gorgeous, sexy man, in general! Thanks!