M Night Shyamalan is back with the second season of his TV series Wayward Pines and the Indian origin director feels fortunate to have ventured into the small screen as a filmmaker.
Shyamalan has made a name with films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, and Wayward Pines is his debut TV show as a director-producer. It stars Airlift actor Nimrat Kaur, who also starred in Homeland.
The filmmaker, however, says he has apprehensions about working on a longer TV series. The first season of Wayward Pines had 10 episodes and the director says he was certain he wouldn’t go beyond that number.
“We’re blessed to be making television or at least joining television – it was the first show, Wayward Pines and at a time where the formats are not prescribed to you. Like, it has to be 24 episodes in a season,” Shyamalan said in an interview.
“It would have been impossible. I would have peaced out for sure. I don’t know how they do it. We can barely do ten. I mean, when you’re doing every detail of that line and this line, and making sure it’s going the right way. We went to the studio and said, ‘This is what we think it will be. We will not go longer than this. So if you want to do a second season, this is where it’s going to end.”
Shyamalan also reveals he will not be directing any episodes this time around. “I’m just editing my movie. But I’m oppressively on them. I’m sure they hear my voice all the time.”
The season two premieres on May 27 on Star World Premiere
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