Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou has signed on to star in season two of Fox’s Wayward Pines, based on Blake Crouch’s bestselling book series. Hounsou joins Jason Patric who was previously announced as on board the psychological thriller’s second season. Season two will consist of 10 new one-hour episodes which will air this summer.
Season one of the series from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Visit) aired during the summer of 2015 and averaged 9.4 million viewers. According to Fox, it was the summer’s #1 scripted series among adults ages 18 to 49.
Hounsou earned Academy Awards nominations for this performances in Blood Diamond and In America. His credits also include Amistad, Gladiator, Fast & Furious 7, Guardians of the Galaxy, and How to Train Your Dragons 2. He recently finished work on The Legend of Tarzan and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
The Plot of Wayward Pines Season Two: The second season will pick up after the shocking events of season one, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. As events unfold in Wayward Pines, the thoughtful and philosophical Mitchum – a former teacher – makes a decision that will affect the fate of Wayward Pines and every resident living there.
Djimon Hounsou will portray CJ MITCHUM, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Patric will portray DR. THEO YEDLIN, a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.