Newswire: Jason Patric rousted from deep freeze to star in Wayward Pines season two

Providing the kind of twist-that’s-not-actually-a-twist we can no doubt look forward to enjoying in the upcoming second season of Wayward Pines, Fox is announcing that Jason Patric has been tapped to take over the lead role in the mystery series. Of course, it was previously called an “event series” until Fox realized there was a more important event happening—namely, making money.And so the previous event is now stretching into the foreseeable future, expanding the meaning of the word “event” in exciting new directions.

Patric will be playing Dr. Theo Yedlin, a “confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.” The show will pick up after the time jump that happened in the final minutes of the first-season finale, meaning we’ll be experiencing a Wayward Pines under the control of the First Generation, even as citizens of the town are …

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