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.