M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’ With Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard Gets Global Premiere

The 10-episode Fox event series will debut in more than 125 countries simultaneously marking a record for a scripted show


Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox International Channels have set the global premiere of 10-episode, psychological thriller “Wayward Pines” for Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9 p.m.

As the show debuts here in the States on Fox, it will also premiere simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America — making it the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever, the network boasted.

The event series, based on a best-selling novel, is executive-produced by M. Night ShyamalanDonald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan.

The show stars Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID.

The cast also includes Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”), Toby Jones (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Reed Diamond (“Much Ado About Nothing”), Tim Griffin (“Prime Suspect”), Charlie Tahan (“Charlie St. Cloud”) and Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”).

“Wayward Pines” is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Hodge (“The Playboy Club”).

Hodge wrote the premiere episode, Shyamalan directed it.