Shyamalan will bring weekly WTF to television, in Wayward Pines

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The past master of the twist, M. Night Shyamalan, is developing a Twin Peaks style series titled Wayward Pines. Fox has finished a deal with Shyamalan for this series, penned by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and adapted from the Blake Crouch book Pines. Here's the official synopsis from the novel:

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. What's wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Shyamalan and his partner from Devil, Ashwin Rajan, will produce. Fox has ordered 10 to 12 episodes and hopes to debut the pilot in 2014. This is the third TV project for Shyamalan, including his series for Syfy titled Proof and Lost Horizon, for NBC.

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You know, I don't care. I liked Alan Wake. I like Niceville (I'm about halfway through). Shoot, I even liked Happy Town. I will like Wayward Pines for as long as it lasts. I may even like the legendary Twin Peaks revival if it ever gets off the ground.

That being said, nothing will ever recapture watching the original series back in 1990, when most of you weren't even a gleam in your parents' eyes. To some extent, at least as far as teevee is concerned, I divide time into two eras — Before Twin Peaks and After Twin Peaks.