Wayward Pines
“Wayward Pines” was the number one scripted show of the summer in 2015 and 2016. Patrick Hoelck/FOX

When Fox series “Wayward Pines” premiered in 2015, many viewers didn’t peg it as an instant hit. But as the freshman season progressed, ratings swelled to 3.8 million viewers leading it to becoming the number one scripted show of the summer.

In contrast, Season 2 steadily declined in ratings and failed to capture the magic of the first season. The sophomore season garnered only 2.4 million viewers but the finale did fairly well. The last episode of the second season notched 3.5 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating.

Will Fox renew “Wayward Pines”? The series is still in a bubble since the network hasn’t shared its official status.

In a recent report by TVLine about canceled shows, “Wayward Pines” featured in the list. The current status of the show is that the series is still stuck in a bubble as Fox executives are pondering if there should be a Season 3. They are mulling over whether there is any gas left in the tank so to speak.

Back in September, Fox CEO Dana Walden said that she thinks there should be a Season 3 of “Wayward Pines.” She said that although Season 2 took some time to find its footing, the back half of the season did manage to tell an intriguing story. Furthermore, producers of the show have already shared their plans for Season 3.

Walden also specified that despite Season 2 not doing as well as Season 1, “Wayward Pines” was still the number one scripted show of the summer.

Season 1 told the story of Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) who entered a mysterious town in Idaho called Wayward Pines after being in a car accident. Season 2 saw humanity struggling to survive in the future since a species called abbies or aberrations were threatening to destroy the last surviving town.