We Were In 'Twin Peaks' The Whole Time: M Night's 'Wayward Pines' Trailer

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We Were In 'Twin Peaks' The Whole Time: M Night's 'Wayward Pines' Trailer

By Brock Wilbur | Trade News | May 12, 2014 | Comments ()


Fox has released the trailer for their 2015 series Wayward Pines produced by M. Night Shyamalan and based on the series of novels by Blake Crouch.

Boy, where to begin. I hope the twist at the end is that David Lynch wouldn’t give up the rights to a new Twin Peaks, because what else can you say about this? The trailer seems kind of fun/watchable up until the introduction of the quirky Sheriff’s secretary, and a law enforcement officer who seems to really enjoy ice cream because PIE WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO OBVIOUS.

The trailer seems to incorporate elements of The Truman Show as well as CBS’ series Under The Dome. With the possible addition of a series based on Stephen King’s The Mist, we could be looking at a lot of small quirky towns with entrapped populations next year.

So what do you guys think about Matt Dillon filling in for Kyle MacLachlan? How about Juliette Lewis as this series’ Audrey Horne?

Do we think Wayward Pines has “damn good” espresso? What about their cronuts? Or maybe an old woman who talks to her recycling?

Can Shyamalan’s twist-based storytelling work for more than just a mini-series? Has anyone read the books who might be able to fill us in on whether there is something to be excited for here, or does the ad accurately portray the derivative nature of the subject matter?

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  • VohaulsRevenge

    They should retitle all MNS works as "Psssst."

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Sure I'll watch this. At least give it a shot. I never got any kind of closure or conclusions from Twin Peaks, but I sure enjoyed the hell out of watching it. Oh yeah, and if it is based on a book then M. Night didn't write it. He sure started off with a bang and then really sputtered out.

  • NateMan

    I'll say this for the basic story:
    It's not Twin Peaks. At all.
    It's not Under the Dome.
    It's not The Truman Show (except for the constant surveillance).
    It is, at least, a plotline we haven't seen on television before. There are a couple movies like it but I won't tell you what because of SPOILERS. And I like the trailer a lot more than the first book, it looks really well casted.

    Oh: And watch out for the nurse.

  • BlackRabbit

    Terrible title though-it sounds like either a retirement home or a book about Ents.

  • NateMan

    The first one of those is sort of accurate in a funny way.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Maybe I should get to watching Twin Peaks first...

  • Brock Wilbur

    Do so.

  • WillSmithSpreadsAids

    Wake me up when Alan Wake hits tv or the big screen.

  • Brock Wilbur

    *softly nudges you*
    this is kind of that. kind of. but... sad.

  • Jackson Smith

    Smushing together "Twin Peaks" and "The Prisoner": WHAT A TWIST!

  • andrewsipe

    It's sort of a cross between his movie The Village and that one episode of the Simpson's were Homer is held prisoner on an island and is constantly drugged by everything.

  • Three_nineteen

    You forgot the parts that are a blatant ripoff of The Prisoner.

  • Brock Wilbur


  • The book is decent. Real easy, atmospheric little read. Many of the plot machinations disintegrate when the reveal comes but its entertaining enough that I read the sequel and want to watch the miniseries.

  • NateMan

    I hated the book and thought the sequel is better. The plot itself wasn't bad, but I loathed Ethan (That's the main character, right?). Here's this ex-soldier, current Secret Service agent, making the dumbest and most wishywashy decisions every time he turns around. His incompetence frustrated me at every turn.

  • Yeah Pines isn't real a layered novel. Characters serve the plot. The rationale behind the town "cullings" I guess will call it makes absolutely no sense either when the reveal takes place. That crap was included just to make the world creepier.

  • Brock Wilbur

    Awesome. It does look like a fun time, but god does that trailer suck the joy out of me.

  • A solid 50 percent of viewers will hate the reveal simply because M.Night's name is on the show in some capacity. Won't even realize its based on a book.

  • Brock Wilbur


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