UPDATE II: December 9, 2015 – Having cancelled Wayward Pines last summer (without fully closing the door on Season 2), FOX has officially renewed the mystery series for a second season, to premiere summer 2016.
UPDATE: August 6, 2015 – Despite cancelling Wayward Pines just three weeks ago, Fox say they’re in discussions to potentially bring the limited series back for Season 2. Stay tuned for any developments – original story continues below.
FOX has announced the cancellation of Wayward Pines after promoting next week’s “season” finale as the “series” finale in its latest promo.
Wayward Pines was conceived as a limited/event series (not miniseries) that could end after one season or continue into Season 2 if the ratings were good enough.
Therefore, while the first season tells a complete story, there were plans in place for a second season which would have followed a new self-contained story.
However, the cancellation confirms that the network will not be going ahead with those plans for Wayward Pines Season 2, though the self-contained format the of the season means that there will at least be closure, with a nod to what a second season would have been.
Check out the series finale promo below as Wayward Pines prepares for the cancellation graveyard: