A trippy TV project, helmed by a once-celebrated genre filmmaker coming off of a series of flops, about a federal agent arriving in a Northwestern town to solve a mystery?
It worked for David Lynch with Twin Peaks nearly 20 years ago, and now M. Night Shyamalan is trying a similar gambit with a new TV series called Wayward Pines.
According to The Wrap, Shyamalan has a deal with Fox to develop ‘Pines’ as a ten-to-twelve episode mini-series. The series is based on a novel called “Pines” by Blake Crouch. According to the report,
Pines is described by Fox as an “intense, mind-bending thriller evocative of the classic cult hit ‘Twin Peaks.'” It finds Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arriving in bucolic Wayward Pines, Idado, in search of two missing federal agents. Would you believe he uncovers more mysteries along the way?
Shyamalan, despite the lack of success of his recent film projects, isn’t completely done with movies, however; his big-budgeted sci-fi tentpole film “After Earth,” starring Will Smith, comes out this summer.