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SHOOT: WAYWARD PINES Founder Dr. David Pilcher (Toby Jones) at Vancouver’s Brix Restaurant For Season 2

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Wayward Pines founder Dr. David Pilcher (Toby Jones)  in Yaletown today.

International sci-fi hit Wayward Pines is shooting season 2 scenes in Yaletown’s Brix Restaurant this afternoon and evening. It’s likely a flashback to the origins of this strange little Idaho town since Dr. David Pilcher did not survive season one. Unfortunately the First Generation practices what he preached — public reckonings to keep everyone in line.

Dr. David Pilcher statue in Wayward Pines with bodies of resisters.

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Over 10 episodes last summer, we learned that the town was created by Dr. David Pilcher (Toby Jones), who foresaw the apocalypse of mankind and snatched up one thousand  people to put in suspended animation for two thousand years as the rest of humanity mutated into mindless killers dubbed Abbies (aberrations). Disappointed by the rebellion of Group B — the second test group — and of his sister Pam (Melissa Leo). Pilcher let the Abbies overrun the town in the finale,  dooming everyone but The First Generation of children. Secret service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) died to save his former mistress Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), wife Theresa (Shannyn Sossamon), son Ben (Charlie Tahan) and others from slaughter but was it all for naught? By the time Ben woke up in hospital a few years later, The First Generation was in charge led by Class 1 leader Jason Higgins (Tom Stevens) and practicing what Pilcher preached — public reckonings to keep the adults in line.

Dr. David Pilcher (Toby Jones) in Yaletown this afternoon. Who else is in the restaurant with him?

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Brix Restaurant images.

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Wayward Pines. FOX image.

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Wayward Pines gave fans a first look at season 2 at WonderCon.

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Who else will be making a home in Wayward Pines after more than 2,000 years of suspended animation? New to season two: Jason Patric is surgeon Dr. Theo Redline, who finds himself in a battle between the townspeople and the First Generation of children who took control in the season one finale.

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Djimon Hounsou is town historian CJ Mitchum.

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And Josh Helman is the charismatic Xander, who tries to destroy Wayward Pines from the inside.

The Wayward Pines set in Agassiz was torn down after what was supposed to be a limited series wrapped.


Production has constructed a new Wayward Pines set on the CMPP back lot — the Watchmen set — in south Burnaby.

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Clapboard from Day One of filming season two.

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M. Night Shyamalan is still overseeing production and author Blake Crouch is still involved, but season one show runner Chad Hodge has moved on, replaced by Mark Friedman.

Wayward Pines started filming its second season in metro Vancouver on March 1st and is expected to wrap June 24th (dates subject to change) according to the Directors Guild of Canada – BC production list.

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Wayward Pines season 2 premieres on May 25th on FOX and around the world.

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