'Wayward Pines' season 3 air date, spoilers: will new season be series' last?


Fox has yet to confirm if the post-apocalyptic drama “Wayward Pines” will be renewed for season 3, but rumors suggest that the new installment could be the final chapter in the franchise.

According to reports, the show experienced an alleged 36 percent drop in the ratings, which may result in the new episodes possibly concluding the narrative. Although the freshman run became a hit among viewers, the sophomore season apparently did not do as well as expected.

If a new installment is ordered, some theorize that the storyline will revolve around the evolution of both mankind and the so-called Abbies, short for Aberrations, as there might be a thousand-year time jump. It can be recalled that back in the previous season, the mysterious creatures appeared to have thinking abilities similar to humans, and they can even organize as a group.

Executive producer and author of the book series Blake Crouch also suggested previously that the co-existence between the two races may be explored, but it remains to be seen how this will be done.

As the finale featured a female Abby holding what appears to be a baby, some fans suggest that it was neither a human nor an Abby but a combination of the two. What may have added to the assumption is the promotional art for the sophomore run, showcasing a baby’s hand holding the fingers of an Abby. The meaning behind the image still remains a mystery.

On an interview with Zap2it, Crouch shared that they originally planned the show to have a three-season arc. If they are given the chance to wrap up the story, he warns that fans should not expect a happy ending. “I hope [the series finale] would stay true to the theme and the tone we’ve established. I wouldn’t want to sell it out and go for some cheesy, hokey ending,” he said.

“I don’t think the audience would want that either. I would want a real ending that is honest and would probably have some incredible poignancy and bittersweet moments. The idea of what the last episode looks like is very exciting,” he concluded.