M. Night Shyamalan’s Fox series Wayward Pines will kick off its second season on May 25 and will air in the Wednesday, PM hour.

hopedavispines Empire star Terrence Howard, who was first recruited by Fox and 20th TV for the first season of the summer supernatural thriller, paving the way for his casting in the network and studio’s mega hit hip-hop drama, will return for Season 2, reprising his role as Sheriff Arnold Pope. Also returning in their original characters are Hope Davis (Megan Fisher), Toby Jones (Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher), Shannyn Sossamon (Theresa Burke), Tim Griffin (Adam Hassler), Charlie Tahan (Ben Burke), as well as Melissa Leo (Nurse Pam), Carla Gugino (Kate Hewson) and Tom Stevens (Jason Higgins).

Image (2) fox-tv-logo__131101190114-275x119.png for post 670411Starring new leading man Jason Patric, Djimon Hounsou and 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 Yedlin (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.

Wayward Pines is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. The series is executive produced by Donald De Line, Ashwin Rajan, Blake Crouch and M. Night Shyamalan. Mark Friedman serves as executive producer and showrunner.