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Djimon Hounsou Cast in ‘Wayward Pines’ Season Two

Djimon Hounsou Cast in ‘Wayward Pines’ Season Two


Two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou has been cast as a series regular for Wayward Pines season two. The hit psychological thriller event series returning for a second season this summer on FOX.

Hounsou will portray CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Hounsou joins Jason Patric, who was previously announced in a starring role on upcoming second season.

From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (and based on the world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books), the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season One, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. As events unfold in Wayward Pines, the thoughtful and philosophical Mitchum – a former teacher – makes a decision that will affect the fate of Wayward Pines and every resident living there.

Season one of Wayward Pines ranked as Summer 2015’s #1 broadcast scripted series among Adults 18-49, averaging a 2.2/8 in the key demo. The series – about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in a sleepy Northwest town, and the shocking results of his investigation – ranked among Summer 2015’s Top 10 broadcast programs overall among Adults 18-49. The series earned a multi-platform average audience of 9.4 million, which represents a +145% increase versus its Live+Same Day audience – the largest multi-platform lift versus Live+Same Day ever for a FOX drama.

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