Fox announced Thursday that the premiere episode of upcoming event series “Wayward Pines” will be available for streaming one week ahead of its TV premiere in what the network is calling the first-ever global preview event.
Debuting simultaneously in more than 126 countries, it will be the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever.
The series stars Academy Award nominee 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 10-episode event series also stars Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Empire”), Carla Gugino (“Entourage,” “San Andreas”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”) and Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”).
The episode will be available to watch free starting tonight at midnight through April 30 on Fox On Demand via participating pay-TV providers, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY and others.
Viewers can also stream the episode free at Fox’s website, on the Fox Now app, Hulu and Facebook. In addition, the free preview of the premiere episode will be available via Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, the PlayStation Store, VUDU and Xbox Video.
Outside the U.S., the preview will also be available free on Fox’s international authenticated app, Fox Play, across all participating regions. Additionally the episode will be accessible through regional pay-TV providers, international Fox websites, social media platforms, SVOD and web services.
“Wayward Pines” is produced by FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Chad Hodge and executive-produced by Donald De Line (“Green Lantern,” “The Italian Job”), Ashwin Rajan (“After Earth,” “Devil”), Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode.
“Wayward Pines” premieres on television May 14 at 9:00pm/8c on FOX.