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WAYWARD PINES: Chad Hodge on Those Terrifying Abbies

July 2, 2015 by  
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Credit:  Liane Hentscher/FOX

Credit: Liane Hentscher/FOX

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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