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Crew has taken down and stored many of the set dressings and facades for the fictional town of Wayward Pines in Agassiz until the M. Night Shyamalan event series returns this fall to shoot the rest of its episodes. Only the large store front set along Pioneer Park remains the namesake Idaho town for a show described as a creepy cross between Twin Peaks and The X-Files.
Wayward Pines filmed its pilot here for two days on Pioneer Avenue after the September Labour Day weekend, shooting scenes of bloodied secret service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), who comes to Idaho to investigate the disappearance of two federal agents until an accident puts him in hospital with no identification or cell phone. There he is cared for by a nurse (Melissa Leo) and treated by a psychiatrist (Toby Jones). The longer Burke stays, the closer he gets to his former Secret Service partner and Wayward Pines resident Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino) and the further away he gets from his wife (Shannyn Sossamon) and son (Charlie Tahan) at home. Other Wayward Pines townsfolk include Sheriff Pope (Terence Howard) and town bartender Beverly (Juliette Lewis). Will Burke ever leave?
Let’s hope not. The Agassiz Observer reports that production will spend almost $1 million locally by the time filming wraps early next year. And the set looks magnificent even though Disney’s big-budget feature Tomorrowland commandeered most of the local carpenters this summer.
Wayward Pines Official Notice: Yesterday is history./Tomorrow is a mystery./Today is a gift./That’s why it’s called the Present./Work hard, be happy/And enjoy your life/In Wayward Pines!
TV series begins shooting Thursday in Agassiz
By Jessica Peters – Agassiz Observer
Published: September 04, 2013 3:00 PM
Updated: September 11, 2013 12:38 PM
Matt Dillon and director M. Night Shyamalan walk down Pioneer Ave., which has been transformed into the imaginary town of Wayward Pines, ID.