FANS WILL PINE FOR AN AN­SWER

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With The Sixth Sense direc­tor M. Night Shy­malan in the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer’s seat and adapted from the best sell­ing nov­els by Blake Crouch, Way­ward Pines has been ea­gerly awaited.

And Melissa Leo, who plays Nurse Pam, prom­ises they won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

“I hope this is some­thing you have never ac­tu­ally seen be­fore,” she says. “The show is full of twists. As soon as you think you have fig­ured it out, you will ac­tu­ally learn some­thing dif­fer­ent that blows your the­ory all to hell.”

Based in a creepy small town in Idaho, se­cret ser­vice agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dil­lon) ar­rives in Way­ward Pines to find two miss­ing col­leagues. Once there, how­ever, he finds he is un­able to leave.

With Twin Peaks com­par­isons fly­ing about, Leo says the show is “noth­ing like” its mys­tery-genre pre­de­ces­sor.

“I don’t like to copy things that have come out be­fore,” she says, adding that it also dif­fers from the books it is based upon.

“The premise holds true. (But) it’s not too much like the book at this point.

“Things are not al­ways what they seem and the show is def­i­nitely that.”

Let the guess­ing begin!

WAY­WARD PINES, FX, THURS­DAY, 8.30PM

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