Wayward Pines To Be Only Three Seasons

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s foray into television with the mystery series “Wayward Pines” returns for a second season this Summer. However it turns out though, the “Signs” director says there’s no plans for the show to overstay its welcome:

Speaking at a Wondercon roundtable the other week, Shyamalan declared the series would run for, at most, three seasons. He tells Slashfilm:

“I think we can say it’s a three-season story. If we get the opportunity to tell the third and final season, we can finish the story. This season, we learn about the Abbies so that’s the big [reveal.] I think we could say the second season is about the Abbies. It seems at the end of the first season, you have a kind of primitive understanding of what that is, what an Abby is, but that’s actually not what an Abby is.”

Jason Patric joins the cast for the second season as a surgeon, but he’s also there to offer those new to the series a way in: “We did address it in the sense that Jason’s character is a neophyte. So you wouldn’t be lost but you wouldn’t have the richness.”

“Wayward Pines” returns Wednesday, May 25th on FOX.