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AIRDATE: Wayward Pines returns for season 2 on FX | @Foxtel

ProgrammingKevin Perry

FX has confirmed the second season of the thrilling 10 part mystery series Wayward Pines will premiere express from the U.S. Thursday 26 May at 8.30pm AEST, on Foxtel.

Starring Jason Patric, and two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis 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. Dr. Theo Yedlen (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race.

Also joining the second season Tom Stevens returning from Season One as Jason Higgins, a member of the First Generation and Pilcher’s young acolyte; Nimrat Kaur as Rebecca, who has her own secrets she keeps from Theo, her husband; Australian actor Josh Helman (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Xander, a resident working to undermine Wayward Pines from within; and Kacey Rohl (“Hannibal”) as Kerry, one of Jason’s lieutenants in the civil war going on in Wayward Pines.

Additionally, several Season One cast members will appear in Season Two, including Terrence Howard (Sheriff Arnold Pope), Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson), Toby Jones (Dr. Jenkins/ David Pilcher), Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam), Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke) and Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke).