A new day of reckoning is upon us. Fox's "Wayward Pines" will get a second season filled with twists and turns this summer when the last civilization of mankind tries to survive in a town secure from Abbies, creatures that have inhabited the world.
Season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of Season 1, when "a new arrival in Wayward Pines finds himself in the middle of a serious rebellion, as the residents battle over how to preserve the endangered human race,"according to a news release from Fox. David Madden, entertainment president at Fox Broadcasting Company, made the announcement and said he was "blown away" by the first season, while hinting at what's to come.
"Season 2 is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels, and we can’t wait for our fans to continue that ride next year," Madden said.
The first season was based on a series of books written by Blake Crouch, but the show will now be on it's own to come up with a new story. Now that it's confirmed there will be another season of "Wayward Pines," here are five things the show should address when it returns:
1. How did the First Generation take over?
In the final moments of the Season 1 finale, Ben Burke (Charlie Tahan) awoke from a three year coma to learn Jason (Todd Stevens) and the First Generation took the town back over and put all of the adults back in "suspension." It originally appeared as though the adults were in firm control of the town, especially when Kate (Carla Gugino) and Pam (Melissa Leo) were last seen. How exactly did the First Generation regain control of the town and why couldn't the adults stop them?
2. What will happen to Ben?
Ben was last seen walking through Wayward Pines and he saw that David Pilcher's (Toby Jones) vision had been restored by the First Generation. Ben's father, Ethan (Matt Dillon), tried to put an end to the constant surveillance in the town and gave his life doing so. Ben woke up to a new, brutal town and odds are the First Generation will remember what his father did and could have suspicions that he will try to do the same. Will Ben be the main character when the show returns or will he suffer the same fate his father did?
3. How much has the town changed?
The town of Wayward Pines was always a little off throughout the first season. Residents knew they were being watched, knew they couldn't leave and were aware of what would happen if they talked about the past. The First Generation has proved to be ruthless and extreme. Is it possible the town is run even more on fear than before with more severe and harsh punishments for those who don't follow the rules?
4. Who will return from Season 1?
The fate of some of the characters from the first season is unknown at this point. It's not clear if Kate, Pam and Theresa (Shannyn Sossamon) were killed or put back in "suspension." Amy (Sarah Jeffery) was by Ben's side when he woke up from his coma, but if the First Generation decided to take care of Ben, would they have done the same thing to her for being connected to him?
5. Who will be the newcomer?
According to Fox, it appears a Wayward Pines newcomer could be the main character when the show comes back. Season 1 was loaded with an all star cast, so could the show sign another big name actor or actress to star in the sophomore season? Additionally, who will this character be and can they somehow find a way to restore order to the town or perhaps even finish what Ethan started?
"Wayward Pines" Season 2 will air on Fox Summer 2016.