Carla Gugino Joins Fox's Wayward Pines

Carla_GuginoCarla Gugino (Sydney St. James from Falcon Crest’s season 9) will join the cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming series Wayward Pines.

The series centers on a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke (played by Matt Dillon) who’s searching for two missing agents in the titular town.

Gugino joins as Kate Hewson, Ethan’s former partner and ex-girlfriend who now lives in Wayward Pines. She’s smart, capable, loyal, fiery, blunt and fearless. But their former love for each other simmers just below the surface.

The star-studded project, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, is billed as a mind-bending new thriller set in a small town where nothing is what it seems.

Fans of the mystery series Twin Peaks might think this sounds familiar, but director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense)  dismisses comparisons between his show and the cult classic of the 90s.  "I'm not copying anybody," said the After Earth director. "I don't like copying anything, so the specificity will be the way you'll know that it's different."

Wayward Pines is scheduled to be premiered in 2014.

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