With the season finale airing tomorrow night (a 2-parter), if you’re worried that you’ll miss Lucious Lyon after "Empire" says goodbye (at least until the series returns for a second season next year), you should know that Terrence Howard (although playing a different character) co-stars in another new TV series that debuts also on Fox TV, in May – the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller serial "Wayward Pines."
Based on the best-selling novel, "Wayward Pines" follows a Secret Service agent who arrives in the pastoral town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find 2 other agents who’ve gone missing. His investigation leads to even more questions, as the agent comes to grips with the terrifying reality that he actually may never be able get out of of this countryside locale alive.
Howard plays Wayward Pines’ Sheriff Pope, who takes offense at a Secret Service agent showing up on his turf. The actor joins Matt Dillon (who stars as the agent), as well as Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo, all residents of the small town.
The 10-episode psychological thriller premieres on Thursday, May 14, at 9pm/8c.
In a new look at the upcoming series, via the featurette embedded below, Howard talks about his character, Sheriff Pope, a character "hand-picked" to essentially rule over the strange town that Dillon’s character finds himself unable to leave. Intercut are a few scenes from the show: