WAY­WARD PINES Be­tween The Pines

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Now that David Lynch has an­nounced he’s re­turn­ing to Twin Peaks, we can prob­a­bly ex­pect a flood of ex­cur­sions to small Amer­i­can towns where weird hap­pen­ings are the norm. Way­ward Pines has got in there early, how­ever, hav­ing gone be­fore the cam­eras well be­fore Lynch had given any inkling that de­li­cious cherry pie might be back on the menu. Not that any­one’s try­ing to hide the show’s in­flu­ences… “We’re copy­ing the shit out of David Lynch,” laughs M Night Shya­malan, the Sixth Sense/ Un­break­able direc­tor who’s mak­ing his first foray onto the small screen as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and direc­tor on Way­ward Pines. “I’m su­per drawn to Twin Peaks. I’m def­i­nitely a devo­tee of his right now. When you watch the pi­lot, it’s so frick­ing au­da­cious. I can’t be­lieve they let him do it.”

“I def­i­nitely un­der­stand why peo­ple com­pare Way­ward Pines to Twin Peaks,” adds lead­ing man Matt Dil­lon, “but I think it’s dif­fer­ent. I know the au­thor of the book, Blake Crouch, is a huge fan of that show, but he also told me some of the in­spi­ra­tions for the book were just his own imag­i­na­tion. One day he was just walk­ing down the street in this small town in Colorado, and a phone rang – he cre­ated this whole para­noid sce­nario in his mind that the phone was sig­nalling other peo­ple.”

Based on Crouch’s novel ( sim­ply called Pines), the ten- part se­ries cen­tres on Dil­lon’s

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