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New Matt Dillon TV drama Wayward Pines to premiere in Australia on @Foxtel

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  Matt Dillon in Wayward Pines  image - supplied

Matt Dillon in Wayward Pines
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Foxtel’s FX channel has locked in an international partnership on M. Night Shyamalan’s new suspense-filled 10-episode event thriller, "Wayward Pines."

Set to premiere on FOX globally during the 2014/15 Broadcast Season, "Wayward Pines," starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, will follow the day and date release strategy pioneered by Fox International Channels in season one of “The Walking Dead” and replicated since with “American Horror Story,” “The Bridge,” “Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” and others.

"This series has all the makings of an international hit—a spectacular, world-renowned cast, thrills crafted by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, and a global FOX launch platform reaching more than 350 million viewers. We are also excited by the early interest the show is generating with potential buyers, and confident that these partnerships will amplify the scale and impact the series will have around the world,” said Hernan Lopez, President and CEO of FIC.

Based on a best-selling novel by Blake Crouch, "Wayward Pines" follows Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon), who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.