M. Night Shyamalan's mystery-thriller, "Wayward Pines," is not officially canceled by FOX yet, and more hints point toward the show actually being renewed especially that author, Blake Crouch allegedly hinted on the upcoming season's plot.
As confirmed by speculations, Crouch also hints that the new season might focus on the Abbies — humans who survived the cryo-suspension, and it is also further speculated that many of the characters may not make it out alive.
In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, Crouch revealed that "Wayward Pines" would always revolve around the idea of man knowing that the end is near, which gives them more material to work on, despite the book's limited source.
"One of things that we kept coming back to was this idea of man facing his own extinction. What does that look like? Mankind would be the first self-aware species to go extinct," the author said.
"The idea that man knows he is in the sunset of his species is fascinating material to play in. And I think in a way, we push through season 2 to get to have that discussion in a potential season 3," Crouch continued. "It's a bunch of really profound philosophical questions just about the nature of being, and so that's the space we could play in."
Meanwhile, no official word from FOX about the renewal has been released yet, but CEO Dana Warden already more or less confirmed that they are working on a third season as planned.
Season 2 of "Wayward Pines," however, garnered low ratings due to the fact that it digressed from its source material that it irked a lot of fans, yet it also provided a chance for those who are uninitiated about the story to catch up.
As of the moment, season 3 of "Wayward Pines" is expected to premiere at a midseason schedule in 2017.