FOX’s upcoming limited series “Wayward Pines” has added Carla Gugino to its cast.
Gugino, who starred in USA’s “Political Animals” last year, will play a former Secret Service agent who now lives in the Idaho town of the title. When her ex-partner (Matt Dillon) comes to town searching for two missing agents, a romantic spark they once shared gets rekindled.
“Wayward Pines” is based on the novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch and centers on the mystery Dillon’s character is trying to unravel. His arrival in Wayward Pines, however, only makes things less clear. Melissa Leo will also star in the 10-episode series, which is slated for a 2014 premiere.
Chad Hodge (“The Playboy Club”) is writing “Wayward Pines” and executive producing with M. Night Shyamalan, who’s also directing, Donald DeLine and Ashwin Rajan.
Gugino’s other recent credits include recurring parts on “New Girl” and “Californication” and a guest spot on “Justified” last season in which she more or less reprised her “Karen Sisco” character, although under a different name.