Wayward Pines Photos: Get to Know the Denizens of Fox's Eerie New Mystery

Wayward Pines Spoilers

On Thursday, May 14 at 9/8, Fox will invite you to Wayward Pines, a new thriller that counts among its executive producers The Sixth Sense‘s M. Night Shyamalan (who also directed the pilot) and stars film vet Matt Dillon.

As you get ready to visit the titular Idaho town, TVLine has this photo gallery primer on “Who’s who,” punctuated by exclusive photos.

Most simply (and I do mean “most simply”) said, the 10-episode series stars Dillon as Ethan Burke, a Secret Service agent who is searching for two missing colleagues when he gets into a life-altering car crash. Afterward, Ethan wakes up in Wayward Pines, a highly peculiar hamlet whose colorful residents aren’t in any particular rush to help him get home.

While on the surface it may seem Twin Peaks-like, rest assured, Wayward Pines soon enough zags in a verrrrrry different direction, as Ethan’s search for answers only rouses more and more seemingly impossible-to-answer questions. The cast also includes Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard (Empire), the luminous Carla Gugino (Karen Sisco), Shannyn Sossamon (Mistresses), Toby Jones (Captain America), Reed Diamond (Agents of SHIELD), Tim Griffin (Covert Affairs), Charlie Tahan (Gotham) and Juliette Lewis (Secrets and Lies).

Because it’s never too soon to get a jump on a labyrinthine mystery, here is our handy (and teasey) guide to the denizens of Fox’s midseason drama.

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  1. Jess says:

    definitely will be watching by this show

  2. suzi says:

    I hope I’m wrong, but this shows looks more interesting than it will actually turn out to be.

  3. N says:

    I’ll check it out!

  4. Me says:

    The show is horrible. I know a few people who worked on it and they all said it’s a train wreck — from the story to the acting to the bit plot reveals.

  5. herman1959 says:

    I’ll watch since almost all of the others shows I watch will be on hiatus/finale/cancelled(???). Plus, I usually like weird stuff like this and the cast is phenomenal – I’ve bee watching Melissa Leo since Homicide: Life on the Street. Of course, it includes Terrence Howard, but I’ll try not to allow him to turn me off to what sounds like a good show.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      (I would take that “report” with a grain of salt. I’m six episodes in and Lord KNOWS it’s 10x more interesting than, say, Under the Dome.)

  6. arial2 says:

    Looks a lot like the town of Dante’s Peak. Hoping it experiences the same fate.

  7. cheryl says:

    Sounds and looks like a lost wannabe.

  8. Tai says:

    This looks pretty interesting and the pictures have me even more interested. I’ll definitely check it out.

  9. Whatever says:

    So they are stuck in “The Prisoner” like communal mental purgatory? Parallel universe? Time travel? There are only so many ways to play the “twist”?

  10. LB says:

    Read the book last summer, interested to see how they change it to fit TV.