We're Not in Kansas Anymore... Dorothy!
Let's see if we have this right...
Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz, a five minute drive from Harrison, has been transformed into the imaginary town of Wayward Pines, ID.
Pioneer Park, usually an open green space with towering trees, is now home to "Wayward Pines" a Fox event TV series about a secret service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) that comes to town to investigate the disappearance of two federal agents. He’s involved in an accident and wakes up in the town’s hospital with no ID or cell phone. Burke finds himself caught up in more mysteries than he counted on and unable to connect with his wife (Shannyn Sossamon) and son (Charlie Tahan) back home. Because…he can’t figure out how to secretly borrow a phone?
The show will be directed by master film maker M. Night Shyamalan, whose successes include "The Sixth Sense", "Signs", "Unbreakable" and "The Village", all of which seem to offer up weirdly bazaar takes on reality.
Like A&E’s Bates Motel, the upcoming 10-episode series is a cross between Twin Peak and The X-Files.
Melissa Leo (The Fighter) plays a nurse who takes care of Burke and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) is Dr. Jenkins, the psychiatrist who treats him. He with no wallet or proof of health insurance??
As the TV series evolves, the hero and the beautiful lady begin to see beneath the thickly layered veneer of small town life.
Terrence Howard (The Butler) plays Sheriff Pope and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) has been cast as the town’s bartender Beverly.
The cast also includes Carla Gugino (Political Animals) as Kate Hewson, Burke’s ex-partner at the Secret Service and Tim Griffin (Covert Affairs) as Burke’s boss.
Sword of Truth
According to the fictional world created by Terry Goodkind in his fantasy book series "Sword of Truth," the wayward pine is a massive tree with drooping bows that offers shelter to travelers. These protective fortresses are throughout Goodkind's stories in the fairyworlds of Westland and the Midlands.
World of Warcraft
In the gaming world, a wayward pine is a member of a raiding guild composed of older players. Members consider their loosely organized guild to be casual and welcoming, offering players whatever intensity of play they desire.
Wayward Pines are large pine trees whose branches droop close to the ground while leaving a large hollow interior. They are scattered throughout the New World, particularly in Westland and the Midlands. They are known as a "friend to any traveler" as the inside hollow area is typically used by travelers as a small but cozy shelter for the night or to wait out a rain. Most wayward pines are large enough to almost allow a grown man to stand inside. The branches are typically bare near the trunk, with needles on the ends, leaving the hollow interior. The tree is fire-resistant as long as one is careful, allowing the traveler to build a small campfire inside. The smoke from the fire curls up the center, near the trunk. The needles typically grow so thick that even in a good rain it remains dry inside as well as provides concealment for its inhabitants.
A Wayward Pine
Because of the method of seed dispersal, it isn't uncommon for a pine tree to pop up in an unexpected location, far from its parent tree. This would be a wayward pine in its most literal sense.
Wayward Pines is based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, who has said the story was inspired by the ’90s TV series Twin Peaks. It’s been adapted for television by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club), and... is described as: a mind-bending thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Hmmmm...