A psychological thriller has added a two-time Academy Award nominee as a series regular. The Fox Network announced the casting of Djimon Hounsou in “Wayward Pines.”
Hounsou has been nominated for Oscars for his performances in “Blood Diamond” and “In America.” He also is known for his breakthrough performance in Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad,” which earned Hounsou a Golden Globe nomination.
His other roles have included Ridley Scott’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Gladiator,” “Fast & Furious 7,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
Hounsou joins “Wayward Pines” for its second season, which will return this summer for a 10-episode run on Fox. The actor will play CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with knowledge of its complex origins. He joins Jason Patric, who was previously announced in a starring role for season two.
“Wayward Pines” comes from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “The Visit”) and is based on the world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books.