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Thursday, May 8, 2014

BREAKING. Spooky new drama series Wayward Pines, coming to FOX in South Africa closely on the heels of starting in America.


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South African viewers will soon get to see the brand-new mystery and spooky drama series Wayward Pines on FOX (StarSat 130 / DStv 125).

Wayward Pines will start on FOX in South Africa, and closely after its being shown in America, thanks to a similar deal which has seen shows like The Walking Dead, The BridgeFalling Skies and Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey being broadcast in South Africa on FOX and National Geographic Channel closely on the heels of episodes being shown in the United States and worldwide.

The upcoming new show The Outcast is another show that will also be FOX thanks to a similar arrangement.

FOX International Channels (FIC), FOX Broadcasting Company and FX Productions have signed a deal giving FIC control of all international rights of Wayward Pines which is a modern day type of Twin Peaks executive produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

That means that South Africa will be one of the 125 countries where Wayward Pines will be rolled out on FOX, and that it is extremely likely that episodes of the drama series will start in South Africa within days after starting in America.

Wayward Pines is shot in British Columbia adding the 10 episode miniseries' eery atmosphere with stars like Matt Dillon who is a secret service agent investigating the disappearance of two federal agents in a small Idaho town.

"Wayward Pines has all the makings of an international hit - a spectacular, world-renowned cast, thrills crafted by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, and a global FOX launch platform reaching more than 350 million viewers," says Hernan Lopez, the president and CEO of FIC.

"We are also excited by the early interest the show is generating with potential buyers, and confident that these partnerships will amplify the scale and impact Wayward Pines will have around the world".