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Djimon Hounsou Books Series Regular Role in Next Installment of Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’

Djimon Hounsou Books Series Regular Role in Next Installment of Fox's 'Wayward Pines'

Djimon Hounsou has been cast as a series regular on the next installment of Fox’s “Wayward Pines,” the network announced today. The psychological thriller event series returns for a second season this summer.

Hounsou will portray C.J. Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town, with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited.

Hounsou joins Jason Patric, who was previously announced in a starring role in season 2.

From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and based on the world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books, the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the events of season one, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. As events unfold in Wayward Pines, the thoughtful and philosophical Mitchum – a former teacher – makes a decision that will affect the fate of Wayward Pines and every resident living there.

Hounsou next co-stars as “Chief Mbenga” in the upcoming feature film “Tarzan,” set for release this summer, and director Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.”

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