A broadcast drama series that already aired what the network called the “series finale” will in fact be back for a second season.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Fox changed its mind and has renewed the summer series “Wayward Pines.” The series, which stars Matt Dillon and Carla Gugino, aired what Fox billed at the time as the series finale back on July 23.
The report notes that the series averaged a 1.1 rating in same-day results in the key 18-49 demo during its run this summer, doubling to a 2.2 in Live+7.
In announcing the renewal, Fox Entertainment President David Madden said: “‘Wayward Pines’ was a huge hit for us this past summer. We were absolutely blown away by the mysterious and surprising world that [exec producer M. Night Shyamalan] and his team created, and the twisting-and-turning storytelling that drew viewers in from day one. Season 2 is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels.”
The series is due back in summer 2016.