Wayward Pines premiere
Terrence Howard and Matt Dillon in Wayward Pines, the new teleseries by Fox Fox

Wayward Pines will premiere on Thursday, 14 May at 9pm on Fox. The 10-episode mini-series is based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch.

Chad Hodge in the programme creator, while M. Night Shyamalan, Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan are the executive producers of the show.

The show stars Matt Dillon as a US Secret Services agent Ethan Burke, who is investigating the disappearance of two federal agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines. His investigations end up in Dillon questioning his own sanity.

Moreover, every question raised by his character leads him to the most important question of all: What's wrong with Wayward Pines?

The official plot synopsis of the new series reads as follows:

Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he's the man who knew missing agent Kate Hewson, better than anyone. They were more than partners; their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan's marriage.

Everything changes when a truck slams into his car...and he wakes up in the Wayward Pines Hospital, with the intense and unpredictable Nurse Pam at his bedside. It soon appears that Pam is more interested in harming than healing. She and Ethan grow into deadly rivals, and her role in the town proves much deeper than anyone realises.

Here is the complete list of the cast:

The show stars Empire star, Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope. Matt Dillon as Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke. Carla Gugino as Kate Hewson, one of the disappeared agents and Ethan's former lover. Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins, a psychiatrist at Wayward Pines Hospital. Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Ethan's wife.

Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger, a toymaker. Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler, Ethan's boss. Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke, Ethan and Theresa's son. Juliette Lewis as Beverly, a bartender who bonds with Ethan .Melissa Leo as Pam, a nurse at Wayward Pines Hospital.