“Wayward Pines” recently wrapped up its second season with the majority of the human race sleeping in cryogenic pods. The threat of the Abbies invading the idyllic Idaho town and the shortage of crops forced Jason Higgins (Tom Stevens) to make the difficult decision of putting them to sleep before his untimely death.
Now the question is whether the summer drama will be renewed for a third season after the series failed to garner the same ratings as its freshman season. According to TVLine, Season 1 drew in a total of 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating. Compared to that, Season 2 only garnered 2.4 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. However, the Season 2 finale did fairly well. When the DVR numbers are factored in, the ratings increase to 3.5 million and a 1.1 demo rating.
“I definitely think there could be a Season 3,” Fox CEO Dana Walden told the press at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “It’s still the number one scripted show of the summer.”
Furthermore, the network is still waiting for ratings of “Wayward Pines” Season 2 across different platforms such as Fox Now.
Although Season 1’s creative team had Blake Crouch’s trilogy to draw inspiration from, Season 2 didn’t have any book to serve as a guide. Walden agreed that the series did struggle to find its footing without the books, but finally found it in the second half of Season 3. “I think I’m sharing a point of view of [executive producer M. Night Shyamalan]’s – the first couple episodes were trying to find their way, in a reset. But by the third episode on, it really hit its stride,” she said.
Walden also said that the producers have already shared their plan for Season 3 and she liked it a lot. The top executives are currently in talks for renewing or canceling the series.
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