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WAYWARD PINES Finale Post-Mortem: Chad Hodge on ‘Cycle,’ the Alternate Ending, and More

July 23, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains spoilers for the WAYWARD PINES finale. Please do not read this post until you’ve watched “Cycle.”] Read more

WAYWARD PINES Post-Mortem: Chad Hodge Teases ‘Betrayal”s Important Foreshadowing

July 2, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains spoilers for the July 2nd episode of WAYWARD PINES.]

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WAYWARD PINES: Chad Hodge on Those Terrifying Abbies

July 2, 2015 by  
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WAYWARD PINES has revealed a lot about the truth of the town in the most recent episodes — and among the most freaky of unveilings has been the closer look at the Abbies, the (deadly) only living creatures (outside of the residents of Wayward Pines) in 4028.

“They actually look different [in the show] than they’re described in the book,” WAYWARD PINES showrunner Chad Hodge shared. “In the book, they’re more creature-like. What we were endeavoring to do here is, we were very concerned that doing them [that way,] all VFX, wouldn’t look great. Especially on a television budget, it’s a different kind of thing.”

“But what became so interesting was the Abbies are the evolution of humans — they are us,” he continued. “So I finally said, ‘What if they basically look like us? And they’re played by actors?’ They’re not monsters, they look like us; they’re essentially like us, but they’re a little different.”

By leaning into the Abbies’ similarities to humans, it allowed Hodge and the writers to take the terror over these creatures to a new level.

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WAYWARD PINES Post-Mortem: Chad Hodge on Revealing Flashbacks, Kate’s Plan, and a Possible Season 2

June 25, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains spoilers for the June 25th episode of WAYWARD PINES. Please do not read this interview until you’ve seen the hour.]

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WAYWARD PINES: Chad Hodge Teases ‘Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life’

May 14, 2015 by  
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Fox is debuting WAYWARD PINES — the network’s newest event series — tonight, and the twisted drama (based off the Blake Crouch trilogy) is deliciously fun.

The show follows a Secret Service agent, Ethan Burke (played by Matt Dillion), who ends up in Wayward Pines while trying to track down a couple of missing agents. (One of whom is his ex-lover/former partner.) Unfortunately for him, once he arrives, he finds out he can’t actually leave the town…and the residents have to obey some very specific rules while they’re staying there.

While the series sets up a fair amount of questions about what’s going on, WAYWARD PINES also pays off with answers well before the ten-episode arc ends…and they’re not the sci-fi-esque answers you might expect.

“Everything adds up,” WAYWARD PINES showrunner Chad Hodge shared of the eventual reveal, which remains the same as what played out in the book series. “And it’s so mind-blowing, and it’s actually something that could happen. It’s very grounded. There’s a huge payoff, and absolutely worth it.”

I spoke with Hodge about getting involved with the WAYWARD PINES world, the long road to air, and more… Read more