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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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Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX

Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX

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