FOX has quietly cancelled Wayward Pines, sources inform RenewCancelTV.
The cancellation comes despite the network claiming it will ‘reevaluate’ the possibility of a third season revival in future years. Our reliable sources say this is nothing more than ‘PR talk’.
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Will FOX renew Wayward Pines for a third and final season, or will it be cancelled?
Speaking to EW following the Season 2 finale cliffhanger, EP Blake Crouch talked up the need for a third season to continue and ultimately resolve the story:
If we’re lucky enough to have a third season, I think it’s possible for characters to return and to have new ones as well.
Just in terms of where the story goes, Wayward Pines has always been about man’s final hours, and I think that’s what Night [Shyamalan, Crouch’s co-executive producer] and I were brainstorming when we were hemming and hawing about whether to push forward the series. One of things that we kept coming back to was this idea of man facing his own extinction. What does that look like? Mankind would be the first self-aware species to go extinct. The last saber-tooth tiger didn’t know it was the last saber-tooth tiger, but the idea that man knows he is in the sunset of his species is fascinating material to play in. And I think in a way, we push through season 2 to get to have that discussion in a potential season 3. What are those final hours, what are those final moments like? Are we resilient and brave? Are we afraid? We’re probably all of those things. What does that mean for art? Does art still matter then? It’s a bunch of really profound philosophical questions just about the nature of being, and so that’s the space we could play in.
Season 3 permitting, Crouch says he has an “idea” of what the series finale will look like and warns that it wont necessarily be a happy ending, per Zap2It:
“I hope [the series finale] would stay true to the theme and the tone we’ve established. I wouldn’t want to sell it out and go for some cheesy, hokey ending just for the sake of letting the audience be happy in the last moment and I don’t think the audience would want that either. I would want a real ending that is honest and would probably have some incredible poignancy and bittersweet moments. The idea of what the last episode looks like is very exciting.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renewal status of Wayward Pines Season 3…